These days, demonstrations are going on in many cities of the country against the federal Democratic Republican system which was implemented in 2008 in Nepal. It was implemented after ending the monarchy lasting 240 years. The Rashtriya Prajatantra Party has led these protests ever since. However, the situation is different this time. Where previously there were few supporters of this movement, now the youth have jumped in large numbers. Slogans are being raised in support of the former king of Nepal and the Hindu monarchy, whose leaders today criticize when making political statements.
Leaders engaged in fighting each other
Now leaders of Nepali Congress and Nepal Communist Party have been rejecting such demonstrations and blamed the conspiracy behind them. According to the report of myrepublica, demonstrations are increasing in demand for monarchy because common people have become angry with democratic system. People are angry about the fact that parties fight against each other to gain power and settle internal infighting. There is increasing anger against the government of KP Sharma Oli. Lack of accountability and corruption have now plagued the people. People believe that a situation worse than any king’s time is under the government’s rule.
Things are still worse
According to the newspaper report, people do not like the monarchy very much but still people are supporting it. Actually, after 2008, the governments could not live up to the expectations of the people. The evils that were earlier still remain. Nepal is still one of the most corrupt countries in the world and there is no effective way to punish the corrupt here. The people of Nepal stood up against the monarchy in 2007 and finally called it history. Now after 13 years the people of Nepal are demanding to bring him back. This shows the extent to which political parties have failed to run the government. He has failed to run a central democratic government according to the constitution.
Why did Gyanendra’s strength go away?
Whenever former king Gyanendra makes political statements, political parties come up against him. In doing so, they start to look at the eyes of the people. King Gyanendra of Nepal was handling the monarchy since 1769. He came to power in 2001 when his elder brother and the royal family were assassinated. Four years later, Gyanendra abolished the Parliament and completely came to power. He claimed that he would improve the situation in the country but his move backfired and there were agitations against the monarchy. After a decade of agitation in Nepal, the Maoists accepted to be part of the interim government in 2006 but later demanded a complete abolition of the monarchy.
Monarchy ended in 2008
On 28 May 2008 the monarchy in Nepal was completely over. Then the Constituent Assembly, consisting of all the parties, was tasked to form a new constitution of the country. It took seven years for Nepali political parties to draft the constitution. The 2017 elections gave a clear mandate to the then CPN-UML and the Communist alliance of CPN (Maoist parties). Later all these parties together formed a new party called Nepal Communist Party or Communist Party of Nepal. Who is currently ruling the country.