Temperature had reached a high of 40 degree centigrade in Taulihawaha of Nawalparasi, July 2, 2012.
A completely sweat-soaked Nepal’s Former King Gyanendra Shah on the way to perform pooja at Radha Krishna Temple and Tamreshwar Mahadev Temple joined his palms for over an hour as a mark of respect to the supporters present in thousands.
Janata Ko Raja huna dherai garo cha! Isn't it?
A security person commented talking to Annapurna post daily, “The Former King joined his hands for over an hour in honour of the people converged to see him. His clothes were completely socked in sweat. It was extremely hot. We urged him to shade himself with an umbrella. He refused. He then entered into the mass. It was an extremely difficult situation.”
Some three hundred Armed Police and general police personnel had been deployed, to manage the crowd.
“He shook his head towards the mass, touched them and asked for their comfort. He made no comments,” reports add.
His supporters however, were chanting for the return of monarchy.
“Raja aau desh bachau. Raja jindabad.”
Thousands of supporters and common men alike were present at the temples wherever he visited.
The Annapurna post reports from Taulihawa, “Commoners take his visit both positively and negatively. Some are of the view that the former king is trying to exploit the present fluid political situation of the country whereas some other take it just the opposite.”