HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
PARBAT: Former king Gyanendra Shah today said the current political scenario in the country and ‘waning nationalism’ has worried like every other citizens.
Talking to mediapersons at a local hotel in Baglung, Shah said it was a misfortune that the people complaining. “No one is happy with the country’s present situation and I am worried like you all,” said the former monarch, who is on a ‘religious tour’ of the western region.
“During my visit, I have heard lots of complaints from the people. They all complained about the bad political scenario and said the spirit of nationalism was in crisis. I respect their feelings,” said Shah.
The former king met local businessmen, social activists, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal cadres and representatives from various organizations in the course of his visit.
Shah, who paid homage to Kalika Bhagawati shrine at noon, has returned to Pokhara. Hundreds of supporters, who chanted slogans calling on him to play to role to resolve the current crisis, had come to the temple to receive the former king.
He also visited the Gayatri temple and Ananda Gumba of Parbat. Earlier, hundreds of motorcycle-borne supporters from Parbat and Baglung
had escorted Shah from Nayapul of Kaski.
Shah is scheduled to visit a number of religious sites in Kaski and Tanahun before returning to the Capital.