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"Try to be in my shoes"



"One needs to be clear about the work being done. One needs to be clear about goal. First of all, one's mind needs to be in peace. I once again would like to request the parties-is it mobocracy the people want? If the fruit is already rotten, what will you pick? I can reinstate parliament but that would violate the constitution. Would that be right? I am the patron of the constitution, it is the people who have to say what needs to be done. The constitution does not apply just for the king. Destruction, vandalism, arson, these are not what Nepalis are known for. Where did all this come from? The parties need to be clear about whether or not to hold talks with the Maoists. They should also make their position clear about terrorism, corruption, good governance and fiscal discipline. Only then can we reach a conclusion on how to go about things.

The 1 February move was for the good of the country and the people. I have heard that the country has been able to witness some peace. But peace is yet to be restored across the country. There has been progress in the last three months. Our responsibility is to establish the progress made in the Valley and urban areas and to spread the normalcy throughout the country. These things take time. No one has a magic wand. This is the age of democracy. The country has to be navigated with a democratic culture. The priority of 'me, party and then the country' needs to be reversed. Without peace neither will there be development nor democracy. Try to be in my shoes. It is difficult to do everything at once. Running the country through ordinance is not a good trend but it can't be run by the laws of the jungle either. We need to move ahead abiding by the law and we need to understand the situation and compulsions. The monarchy wishes to see democracy flourish in a way that accommodates everyone. The role of the king of Nepal is for the Nepali people to decide, not for foreigners.


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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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