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King Gyanendra defends Feb 1 royal takeover
« on: February 20, 2007, 03:20:51 AM »
KATHMANDU, Feb 19 - King Gyanendra has defended his takeover in 2005 saying he was compelled to do so in accordance with the people's aspiration.

In his message to the nation on the 57th Democracy Day, the king said he was compelled to take the February 1, 2005 step to reactivate elected bodies by maintaining law and order.

?It is clear that the prevailing situation compelled us to take the February 1, 2005 step in accordance with the people's aspiration to reactivate the elected bodies by maintaining law and order following the dissolution of  the House of Representatives at the recommendation of the elected Prime Minister of the day, who was unable to conduct general elections within the timeframe stipulated by the Constitution,? the king said.

The king, who has been stripped of most of his powers after he was forced to climbdown following the popular Janaandolan-II in April last year, said that the subsequent governments, ?too, were not successful in this task.  Various obstacles thwarted our resolve to install elected representative bodies.?

He, however, said, ?We are also morally responsible for any success or failure during the 15 month effort.  As our sole wish is that the people should govern themselves through their own elected representatives, it is well known that we reinstated the House of Representatives on April 24, 2006 with the confidence that the nation would forge ahead on the path to national unity and prosperity, while ensuring permanent peace and safeguarding multi-party democracy.?

The King also said Nepal is a kaleidoscope of diverse people - be they indigenous, dalits or those living in villages, cities, or the terai, hills or the mountainous regions. "It will do well to remember that Nepal's sovereignty and integrity remains safeguarded only because all have accepted and abided by this reality."

The full text of the king's message

Beloved countrymen,
Today, the 57th National Democracy Day, reminds us of the joint struggle launched by the King and the people, culminating in the successful restoration of the people's rights. On this historic day, we pay homage to our august grandfather His late Majesty King Tribhuvan, the architect of democracy in Nepal, and all the brave martyrs who laid down their lives for this cause.

Nepal's glorious history is guided by the fact that Monarchy has always abided by the aspirations of the Nepalese people, on whom sovereignty is vested. It is clear that the prevailing situation compelled us to take the February 1, 2005 step in accordance with the people's aspiration to reactivate the elected bodies by maintaining law and order following the dissolution of  the House of Representatives at the recommendation of the elected Prime Minister of the day, who was unable to conduct general elections within the timeframe stipulated by the Constitution. Subsequent governments, too, were not successful in this task.  Various obstacles thwarted our resolve to install elected representative bodies. We are also morally responsible for any success or failure during the 15 month effort.  As our sole wish is that the people should govern themselves through their own elected representatives, it is well known that we reinstated the House of Representatives on April 24, 2006 with the confidence that the nation would forge ahead on the path to national unity and prosperity, while ensuring permanent peace and safeguarding multiparty democracy.

In order to consolidate multiparty democracy, elected representative bodies must be installed, taking into consideration, in a mature manner, the grievances, aspirations and sentiments of all the Nepalese to the satisfaction of all. Nepal is a kaleidoscope of diverse peoples - be they indigenous, dalits or those living in villages, cities, terai, hills or the mountainous regions.  It will do well to remember that Nepal's sovereignty and integrity remains safeguarded only because all have accepted and abided by this reality. The Nepalese people alone are the arbitrators of their own destiny and they wish to build a prosperous Nepal through a meaningful exercise in multiparty democracy. The self-respecting Nepalese people have an unshakable belief that one's unique identity can be upheld only by respecting one's history.

While upholding the people's wish as supreme, may this day inspire all to remain dedicated, through multiparty democracy, to the greater welfare of Nepal and her people by ensuring their concurrence and active participation.

May Lord Pashupatinath bless us all!
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Re: King Gyanendra defends Feb 1 royal takeover
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