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"Former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's recommendation in October last year to postpone parliamentary elections by nearly fourteen months was a flagrant violation of the constitution. Now, it is the responsibility of the king not to protect the constitutional monarchy and multi-party democracy. Technically, the constitution is not dead. But the king should seek cooperation from all the political parties to bring the constitution back on track without further delay.

The present crisis won't be resolved unless there is an elected parliament. At a time when the parliament remains dissolved and the cabinet has been dismissed, there is no other way than to seek fresh mandate from the people. We have seen elections taking place in Kashmir and Sri Lanka. So, why not here? But if the present situation where there is no parliament is allowed to continue this system will also collapse.

All sides have violated the constitution. The king has committed to the Nepali people and the international community that he will protect parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. If the King doesn't fulfil his promises, he will lose face. I don't see any reason not to trust him."


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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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