“Return Of Monarchy Inevitable”

Abolishing monarchy and bringing republic were not the agenda of the Nepalese people

Aug. 9, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 07 No. -5 Aug. 9- 2013 (Shrawan 25, 2070)

Do you think the monarchy will come back?

I don't think nobody can stop now the return of the monarchy. Monarchy is now India's compulsion. Reviving monarchy is not India's wish, but it is their compulsion now. If Nepal had no border with China, nobody could say what India would have done.

Why will it come back?

Because monarchy was abolished without the consent of the people. It was abolished by India and foreigners with support from Nepal's political parties.

Whose agenda is this then?

Abolishing monarchy and bringing republic were not the agenda of the Nepalese people. They were the agenda of foreign countries. The Indian agenda. WikiLeaks has already made it clear about whose agenda was this. In 2002, Britain, America, India and four Scandinavian nations discussed about secularism, monarchy and federalism. India stressed republic. Indians clearly said that they wanted republican Nepal. Republic was not the Nepalese agenda and it was the agenda designed by foreigners 12 years ago. Whether it is secularism, federalism or republicanism, they are not the agenda of the Nepalese people.

How do you assess Dr. Baburam Bhattarai's view that B.P's national reconciliation failed now. How do you look at it?

Baburamji has a compulsion to speak that kind of language. I don't want to comment on what Baburamj said. Many things have already been public about Baburamji's role and sources of power. Actually, the source of change of 1990 goes to B.P. Koirala's national reconciliation policy. B.P's national reconciliation stresses for nationalism and democracy.

But, Girija Prasad Koirala also said that he followed B.P's national reconciliation. How do you look at it?

Girijababu betrayed B.P. Koirala by signing the 12-point agreement in the foreign land. This the agreement which weakened Nepal's nationalism so much that politicians have to go for blessings in the foreign country. We are witnessing everything and we cannot fool people any more. 

At a time when RPP-Nepal's leader Kamal Thapa is saying monarchy will be revived either through consensus, parliament or rebellion, what is your suggestion to revive monarchy?

Political parties and foreigners abolished monarchy in Nepal. Let's decide on the basis of referendum. This is also a democratic way. If we don't hold the referendum, the king will be revived by the force which overthrew it. India will revive monarchy in Nepal. China has already said that it has its own interest in Nepal. China is now on super power leak and no one can deny its genuine concern any more.

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