Nepal PM warns former king against comeback

Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on Monday warned former King Gyanendra Shah of stripping all the facilities provided to him by the state if he continued to talk about his desire to stage a comeback. Bhattarai asked the deposed King not to try to take advantage of current political impasse in the country.

'The former King does not seem to have learnt any lesson,' Bhattarai said, 'He will have to lose whatever facilities he was enjoying.'

Claiming that despite the current rift the political parties were heading for a consensus, Bhattarai said the parties would again join hands 'if monarchy tried to raise its head'.

Four years after leaving Narayanhiti Palace to become a commoner, Shah has kicked up a storm by expressing his desire to stage a comeback. PM Bhattarai's remarks came in the wake of Gyanendra's remarks during a recent interview that the then seven-party alliance had on 24 April, 2006 - when the Gyanendra agreed to return powers reached an agreement to retain constitutional monarchy.
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