KATHMANDU, JUN 07 - Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Kamal Thapa, has said that the current situation of the country is the right time for reviving the monarchy.
Speaking at the Reporter’s Club in the Capital on Thursday, Thapa remarked that the country has moved back to monarchy as all the decisions made by the Constituent Assembly have become invalid following the dissolution of the CA on May 27.
The first meeting of the CA held on May 28, 2008, declared Nepal as secular federal democratic republic, abolishing the 240-year-old monarchy.
He also said that deposed King Gyanendra Shah has been keenly watching the latest political developments and has been waiting for the aspirations of the people.
Saying that the country has moved back to the stage where it was prior to the CA election, he claimed that it has been proven that the country cannot keep up with the republican system.
Thapa ruled out the possibility of the revival of CA on any grounds—be it constitutional or political. He went to claim that nothing can be as irresponsible, undemocratic and anti-people as the revival of CA.
Thapa further said that the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have been conspiring to impose authoritarianism in the country by spread a fear of authoritarianism in the name of democracy. He claimed that only restoration of constitutional monarchy and reinstatement of Hindu state can defeat authoritarianism.