Former king Gyanendra wants to continue to live in NepalFebruary 27th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Feb 27 (ANI): Nepal’’s last king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah, who is on a private visit to India, today said that he will continue to live in Nepal till the people of Nepal want him to be there.
Talking to reporters here, Gyanendra said he doesn”t wish to relocate to any other country.
“I will continue to stay in Nepal as long as the people of Nepal want me there. I don”t want go anywhere,” he added.
Accompanied by his wife, former Queen Komal, and sister, former princess Shobha Shahi, the 62-year-old Gyanendra arrived in New Delhi on February 25.
The former king has ventured outside Nepal for the first time since his plan to rule the country with the help of the army in 2005 backfired, leading to his fall from power.
After a mass civil unrest, eventually the 239-year-old regal institution was abolished in 2008 with the formation of an elected Government of Communists to rule the Himalayan nation. (ANI)