Like it or not yet a large chunk of the society, let’s take it as silent population, now have begun to talk about the need of the now sidelined monarchy.
Could it be called the “doctrine of necessity”?
In effect, it is this special group which prefers now the revival of King Gyanendra to the throne and proposes him to take control of the deteriorating political situation more so after the structured death of the Nepali Constituent Assembly body.
Unemployment has suddenly increased.
The former King though yet has not uttered a single word. Nevertheless, what is being heard of him from various sources is that he keeps on saying “if the people so desire”.
Nobody know as to when the people will so desire as per his firm belief?
Kamal Thapa, the Chairman of the RPP-Nepal is not a single individual and a lone party which would wish very much now King Gyanendra to occupy his throne to which he was denied by a section of the political parties under alien instructions then. This no longer remains a secret.
The fresh secret meet of the Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad, as reported by the Sanghu Weekly in its fresh issue Monday morning June 4, 3012, must not have been managed simply to exchange the knowledge of conditions prevailing now in Kathmandu or Delhi but instead this secret meet assumes significance and importance in that India is at a loss to observe all of its Nepal cards to have been failed beginning 2005, November.
The news that Dr. Karan Singh is also visiting Kathmandu any time soon must not have been without “sound reasons”.
Let’s hope that several Indian mercenaries have already landed in Kathmandu. Moles do not need invitations. Even the Norwegian development minister landed in Nepal uninvited. Norway is taken as the friend of Nepal Maoists beginning People’s War. The uninvited minister perhaps accomplished, analysts presume, his assigned tasks well while being in a land whose sovereignty is missing. Nobody knows as to who wields Nepali State authority?
This speaks of the state of Nepal’s sinking diplomacy. A grand slap on the face of Nepali diplomacy, if it exists at all.
It should be in this light one should notice the sudden announcement of a meager political conglomerate, “National Unity party” which has collected the courage to send the message across the country that “a national round table conference” be summoned only to be held under the guardianship of the Former King Gyanendra and get the country out from the current impasse.
Idea is not that bad though.
The Chairman of the Party, Mr. Sharad Chandra Dahal claims that since the interim constitution in force too saw its advent through the kind courtesy of the then King and thus, further claims Dahal, that with the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly body, the prevailing situation has already brought back Nepal, by implication, in a state with the constitutional monarchy. Interesting interpretation indeed!
Mr. Dahal even recalled that the last popular movement had not been launched for the dismantling of the Nepali monarchy and that whatever happened during the agitation period was the collective efforts of the foreign powers which declared the country a republican one.
“The country has already revived the constitutional monarchy with the dissolution of the CA body and if the political parties ignore this fact then they were in a state of virtual illusion”, writes the Himalaya Times daily, June 5, 2012, yesterday.
The party may have been composed of small numbers and its numerical strength may be very close to cipher yet this party did accumulate the energy to make such a statement which may have further energized Kamal Thapa and his followers.
Question now remains: Will the Nepal Army come to the support of the sidelined King who is being encouraged these days by a section of the society? Army’s assistance is the perquisite to materialize Mr. Dahal’s desires.
Interesting proposition though.