Kathmandu: The demand to make our neighboring country Nepal a Hindu nation once again has started intensifying and this campaign has also got the support of the country's former Maharaja Gyanendra Shah. Former king Gyanendra Shah on Monday (February 13) joined an important campaign related to the restoration of the former status of the Hindu state. This was Gyanendra Shah's first political presence after the end of the monarchy in Nepal. Significantly, this campaign has been launched on a day when the violent Maoist-turned-PM Pushpakamal Dahal 'Prachanda' Nepal government declared a public holiday in the country to mark the completion of 23 years of the Maoist war.
According to the report, this decision of 'Prachanda' is being opposed in the whole country. Those protesting also include some parties of the ruling coalition. Those protesting have refused to recognize the insurgency as a 'people's war'. On the other hand, Gyanendra Shah flagged off the 'Let's save religion, nation, nationalism, culture and citizens' campaign from Kakarbhitta in the Jhapa district of eastern Nepal. A huge crowd of people had gathered there, who were greeting and encouraging Gyanendra Shah.
This campaign has been started under the leadership of Nepal's medical practitioner Durga Parsai. Durga Parsai is a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist Party led by former PM KP Oli. According to a report, the campaign has been fully supported by the former King of Nepal Gyanendra Shah, and his family. For the first time, Gyanendra Shah appeared in a political campaign with his son Paras Shah and daughter Prerna Shah.
Former King Gyanendra Singh may not have given any speech during this period, but his presence at the public function 14 years after the end of the monarchy is very important. The former king has participated in a political forum at a time when the political situation in the country is again heading towards anarchy. Parsai also runs a cancer hospital. He did not directly talk about the return of the monarchy, but said, 'We never wanted such a country. We never wanted to be such a republic, which sent more than 1 crore Nepali youth to Gulf countries to shed their blood and sweat.'