From The Nepali Press
Jana Bhabana, 25 April
FROM ISSUE #245 (29 APRIL 2005 - 05 MAY 2005) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Manisha Koirala, granddaughter of BP Koirala has reiterated her call to the political parties including her granduncle GP Koirala to support the king. She justifies that Nepal's state of affairs cannot run without the united forces of monarchy, democracy, army and the people. "First priority should be given to restoring peace followed by elections. After this, democracy will take its own course," says the Bollywood actress. "Nepali Congress created by my grandfather should now support the king." Manisha said this didn't mean she was against democracy, only that the NC should be working with the king to tackle the Maoists. There is already family pressure on her to return home and enter politics, get involved in social work. Manisha says that the king had no choice but to make the move due to the incapability of the leaders and Maoists who have completely destroyed the country. Says the actress: "There is no better option than the NC and UML joining hands with the king".