BIRATNAGAR: Former King Gyanendra Shah on Thursday said nationality, peace and democracy have hit a snag of late.
Speaking at a press meet organised by Rastriya Prajatantra Party in Biratnagar on Thursday, Shah said country’s sovereignty has been in jeopardy due to political parties' negligence over nationality, democracy and peace. Shah had gone to attend Bhabishya Puran performed at Jumka in Sunsari today.
Shah called for unity among the people so as to ensure peace, democracy and nationality in the country during the press meet. “I am worried over the uncertainty looming over which direction the country is taking unless peace, democracy and nationality are put in place. Referring to the political parties, he said the crisis has started owing to the negligence of the political parties over these three things who often claim that the peace process is near conclusion. He called on the Nepali people to serve for the nation, upholding nationality.
Former king, who touched down at 10 am today in Biratnagar Airport by a flight of Buddha Air, was received by thousands of RPP cadres and well-wishers. Shah met with former minister Badri Mandal including RPP cadres, leaders and royalists during his visit. Shah returned to Kathmandu via Biratnagar Airport at 5pm today.