People's Power

Addressing the nation on Monday night (24 April), King Gyanendra reinstated the House of Representative and called the Seven Party Alliance ‘to bear the responsibility of taking the nation on the path to national unity and prosperity, while ensuring permanent peace and safeguarding multiparty democracy’.

The session of the parliament is called on April 28, Friday. The short address of the King came after 19 days of continued protest and gives what the SPA was demanding as the first step to the full restoration of democracy.

Here is the full, unofficial translation of the address:

Beloved Countrymen,

Convinced that the source of State Authority and Sovereignty of the Kingdom of Nepal is inherent in the people of Nepal and cognizant of the spirit of the ongoing people’s movement as well as to resolve the on-going violent conflict and other problems facing the country according to the road map of the agitating Seven Party Alliance, we, through this Proclamation, reinstate the House of Representatives which was dissolved on 22 May 2002 on the advice of the then Prime Minister in accordance with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal-1990. We call upon the Seven Party Alliance to bear the responsibility of taking the nation on the path to national unity and prosperity, while ensuring permanent peace and safeguarding multiparty democracy. We also summon the session of the reinstated House of Representatives at the Sansad Bhawan, Singha Durbar at 1 P.M. on Friday, 28 April 2006.

We are confident that this House will contribute to the overall welfare of Nepal and the Nepalese people.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost their lives in the people’s movement and wish the injured speedy recovery. We are confident that the nation will forge ahead towards sustainable peace, progress, full-fledged democracy and national unity.

May Lord Pashupatinath bless us all!

Jaya Nepal!






55 responses to “People's Power”

  1. Laxmi Avatar

    ola, according to Taranath Ranabhat it was Dipendra with ‘Bhatta ta ta ta’ . Oh no wait you are a foreigner , let me rephrase it . It was Dipendra with ‘ Ratta ta ta ta ‘ .. ; )

    well, lets wish Rana but all the best Ratta ta ta Tara nath

  2. Chankhe Avatar

    Democracy Mubarak!

  3. scoop Avatar

    I’ve been in moderation for hours. How about removing all your censorship ordinance UWB now that autjoritarian rule is out?

  4. scoop Avatar

    What is in the 12 point agreement?

  5. cs Avatar

    I think what the SPA have done is commendable. Whatever the reality, the protests from the protestors side was as far as possible non-violent. They have also outwitted the maoists. I dont think the leaders should play softy softy with the maoists, they used them and hats off to that (the maoists were doing the same and probably thought they would come out on top). Now I don’t know what is in the 12 point agreement, but I feel that if it is what the people want it’s alright, if not, the SPA cant be pussy cats, this is the moment to show the King and the maoists who is in control, and who in the future will be in control. No armed groups or autocrats should be allowed to hold this country hostage.

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