Today in New Delhi, India
Apr 19, 2019-Friday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

No compromise with King: Deuba

After his release from the jail, the ex-Nepal PM said he would continue to oppose the absolute rule of Gyanendra.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 19:21 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

Nepal's ousted prime minister came out fighting on Tuesday after beingfreed from prison.

Hesaid he would continue to oppose the absolute rule of King Gyanendra, who seized power a year ago.

"I am committed to democracy and in the days ahead I will be fighting alongside the seven party political alliance," Sher Bahadur Deuba told reporters at his residence after being released from prison earlier in the day.

The former leader was jailed last July by an anti-corruption panel established after Gyanendra sacked him as prime minister, kicked out his government and assumed total control on February 1 last year.

On Monday, the Royal Commission for Corruption Control was dissolved byNepal's supreme courtwhen the country's top judges ruled that the establishment and operations of the body were unconstitutional.

"I will not compromise with the king at the cost of democrcay," Deuba said.

First Published: Feb 14, 2006 17:37 IST