The Unified Maoists Party has condemned the visit of Nepal’s former King Gyanendra Shah to the mid western districts of Nepal.
Beginning September 20, 2012 Nepal’s former King Gyanendra Shah is to embark on a five day religious trip to the mid-western districts of the country, reports have it.
The party cadres organized corner meets at several places in the Pokhara and Lekhnath municipality, September 19, 2012.
Addressing a corner meet at Prithivi Chowk of Pokhara, the Unified Maoists Party leader Ram Ji Baral said, “We recognize his personal right to visit religious places across the country but he should be barred from meeting the public. We will chase him away from Nagarjun palace if we find him getting involved in politics.”
Stern warning served.
“Under the pretext of religious trips, Gyanendra is trying to revive the feudal order”, said Baral.
Said Khagendra Kafle- another Maoists leader, “We will do whatever possible to foil his so-called religious trip.”
“The government should stop providing him security”, demanded Kafle.
The Unified Maoists party local in charge Jhallak Pani Tiwari said, “We will analyze his activities and set our program accordingly.”
According to reports, Shah will travel to the districts of Gorkha, Lamjung, Tanahu, Kaski, Parbat and Syangja.
Royalists in Pokhara have their preparations full to welcome the former monarch. A welcome committee headed by Ganesh Bahadur Gurung has been formed to greet the former King.
How things move in Pokhra beginning today will be no less interesting to observe.
Two side tussle can’t be ruled out.