Chairman Jhalanath of United Marxist Leninist Party who has virtually lost his political credibility ridiculed Nepal’s former King Gyanendra Shah’s claim that the then agitating seven party alliances had reached an agreement with him to retain the institution of monarchy.
Khanal is by all means taken as a weak political personality. Sunsari’s Devi Prasad Regmi knows him better.
“Gyanendra is lying with the general public,” he said while addressing a press meet in Dhangadi, July 9, 2012.
“The agitation was at its peak. He was about to run away. At that time there was no need to reach an agreement with a person who was about to flee. We all know under what circumstances he had become the king and later had to quit.”
“He is trying to garner benefit out of the current fluid political situation prevailing in the country. His efforts to revive monarchy is a day dream only”, said Khanal.
“Travelling across the temples he is trying to fish in the troubled waters. He might have felt that his dreams to revive monarchy would come to true just because a few people gather to welcome him”.
Khanal suspected that foreign forces have been provoking him to become active.
Khanal did not however, reveal if the same alien force that was behind the birth of the republican order was supporting the former king.