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Nepal Maoists seek consensus to oppose former king

Opposition Maoists in Nepal have called for a broad political consensus against possible attempt by former king Gyanendra Shah to restore monarchy in the Himalayan nation.

world Updated: Mar 26, 2010 17:44 IST

Opposition Maoists in Nepal have called for a broad political consensus against possible attempt by former king Gyanendra Shah to restore monarchy in the Himalayan nation.

Following an informal meeting at residence of UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday, the party decided to make efforts for unity among all parties to counter Shah’s comeback attempt.

Party leaders stated that the former king and pro-monarchy groups in Nepal are trying to take advantage of the fluid political situation and differences among parties to restore monarchy.

Monarchy had been abolished in Nepal in May 2008. But in a television interview this week Shah stated that monarchy has not ended and a people’s vote should be sought on whether they want it or not.