First time ever supporters of former monarchy appeared in public with an effigy of one of the staunch republican leaders in public but their plans to set it ablaze got aborted.
The royalists had plans to burn effigy of United Marxist Leninist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal in Ratnapark, Kathmandu, April 16, 2012.
Madhab had the other day threatened to imprison Nepal’s former King Gyanendra Shah for what he claimed hatching conspiracy against peace and constitutional processes.
However, reports have it, that fearing possible violent retaliation from the youth cadres of the UML, the royalists escaped from the venue.
This is the old habit of the Royalists.
The UML carders had outnumbered monarchists.
Police personnel were deployed heavily foreseeing possible clash between royalists and the UML cadres in and around Ratnapark.
To recall, Madhav while addressing an intellectual gathering in Lalitpur had said, “Gyanendra will be put behind the bars if he does not stop his reactionary activities”.
Yet the process has begun.