With the parliamentary parties busy arguing about declaring a republic and the election procedure, the king quietly made his way to Hanuman Dhoka during Indra Jatra despite being stripped of his state ceremonial rights. The differences between the parties are to the king's advantage. It is undeniable that the monarchy would benefit more the longer the country's transitional phase lasts.
The monarch would never have such an opportunity if the elections had already been held. The king's morale is now rising due to the ongoing crisis in the country, where there is poor security, a violent war in the tarai, disunity between the parties and uncertainty over the constituent assembly.