KATHMANDU: At a time when frustration of people is increasing against current political situation of the country, former King Gyanendra Shah has arrived Simara of Bara district for a two-week religious tour in the Tarai region on Friday. He landed at the Simara Airport at around 11 am today and went to the resident of his relative Prabhu Shumsher Rana.
According to Sagar Timilsina, Shah’s personal secretary, the former king will stay three days in Simara and begin his religious tour from Saptari on June10.
He will be visiting various religious sites in Siraha, Mahottari and Dhanusha districts. Also, he will meet his well-wishers during his trip. The former King, who reached Bara on February 8 had celebrated former Queen Komal’s birthday here and returned back to Kathmandu on February 24 cutting short his purported one-month stay in Simara to fly to Bangkok, Thailand to be with his ailing son Paras Shah.
Former Crown Prince Paras had suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was in a state of coma that time. The former crown prince is likely to return to Nepal after sometime and had pledged to get engaged in Social work.
The deposed monarch is embarking his visit at a time when some royalist parties have been holding discussion for having an alliance for the elections of the constituent assembly in a bid to restore monarchy in the country. They have been terming the decision of reinstated parliament to declare the country as republic is invalid.
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