How do you view the current political situation?
There are foreign interests at work in Nepal, which have a big role in what is happening at present.
Was foreign intervention behind the fall of the monarchy?
That means people did not want to see the end of the monarchy?
I think Nepali society was totally dragged to one side at that time. People wanted change but they did not know how and in what form they wanted it to come.
Were there similar interventions when the monarchy existed?
Foreign activities increased after 1990, when NGOS and INGOs entered Nepal. I have heard there are 4,000 VDCs in Nepal but more than 165,000 NGOs. All these are run by foreigners and work for their interest. Everyone understands this.
There are talks about reviving the monarchy. Do you think it is possible?
That depends upon the people. If they want, anything is possible. My father renounced the throne for the sake of the people. In the past we have had instances where the monarchy was reinstated through public demand. People's faith in the monarchy has been rekindled but that is due to the circumstances, not because of us. But I think the monarchy should update itself with the changing times.
Do you see yourself as a potential king if the monarchy is restored?
I have already said I have no personal ambitions. But if the country needs us, we are ready to do anything.
It's said that you had relations with the Maoists during the war and even now.
I can't say what happened during the war, but can't a citizen meet a former prime minister? If you say I can't, then I will not meet him (laughs).
You seem to be on a mission to bring back the monarchy. Are the people supporting you?
Let's not say it is a mission but a necessity. We have stepped in seeing the need.