KATHMANDU: UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal on Thursday said ex-king Gyanendra Shah is trying to fish in troubled waters capitalising on the clemency given to him by the then government.
Speaking ata press meet organised by Press Chautari, Dang chapter, he said the then government did not strip him of state facilities and instead allowed him to reside at the Nagarjun Palace showing him clemency. Now he is trying to stick his head out by taking advantage of the clemency. Leader Nepal advised him not to give such anti-republic statements rather to set up a political party and take part in politics.
He further said there was no agreement on the revival of the monarchy reached between the then monarchy and the seven-party alliance, challenging the king to show such an agreement if signed.
On a different note, he ruled out Constituent Assembly election on November 22. Regarding budget, he said even one third budget should be promulgated through consensus of the political parties.
He also stated that the party will move ahead addressing the demands of the dissenting ethnic UML leaders and creating favorable space for them to remain with the party.