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The king's February First move made many Nepalis happy because it was the step he took portraying the real picture of the country. However, the implementation part of the royal declaration appears not to be as serious as it should have been. If appointments in the ministers' council and other political positions are made on the basis of geography, ethnicity, region, and experience, it would perhaps have yielded effective and early results. But of course, there has been improvement in law and order. You can see for yourself how things have changed.

Prior to 1 February, anything could have happened anywhere but now, even if there are rumours of a Nepal banda, it is ineffective in Kathmandu. People have been able to carry on with their lives the way they like and the situation is slowly improving in other areas as well. The people's feeling and the situation of the country is one side, the other is the opinion of foreigners and adamant political parties. This is wrong. The leaders of political parties should at least be practical. If they look at the ground reality and analyse the aspirations of the people, nothing will stop them from working together with the king. The monarch has made it clear that the parties must be loyal towards the people and democracy. If the parties give up their vested interests, they will have no reason to protest.

They have been protesting only because their interests are not being met. The king has repeatedly expressed his commitment to constitutional monarchy and multiparty democracy. If we do not believe the king, then who can we believe? The parties have only been making certain quarters happy to profit themselves. Outsiders guide some parties, a few of the leaders are remote-controlled and others have their own selfish interests. These politicians are worried because they have no way of indulging in corruption while others are concerned about being prosecuted for their involvement in such cases in the past. Considering the national and international scenario, the Maoists will have to come to terms with the government. If they continue protesting just for the sake of protesting, the people will outcast them. Yes, it's true that they've targeted me. They robbed two of my houses and burnt them down. They should be competing on matters of principle but the way they've been operating shows that the leadership has no control over its cadre.


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