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King Gyanendra did not address the problem: Parties

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Kathmandu, Apr 14: Leaders of the major political parties rejecting the offer of dialogue by King Gyanendra in his new year statement, today said that the ongoing movement for the restoration of democracy will continue till complete democracy was restored.

''I urge everybody to take part in the mass movement for a bright future and not to slacken until the movement sees success,'' President of the Nepali Congress Girija Prasad Koirala said.

''The stand of the King has not changed and he has not been able to address the problem of the nation in his new year message to the nation,'' the 84 year veteran politician of the Himalayan nation said adding, ''our movement will go as usual until we restore people's sovereignty.'' Acting General Secretary of the CPN, UML Amrit Kumar Bohora also repeated the same message saying that the sea of people will restore complete democracy in Nepal.

The King in his new year address today said that the election is the meaningful exercise for democracy and called the parties for dialogue.

He did not mention the ongoing movement of the seven major political parties which is supported by professional organisations and international community.

It was hoped that the King's traditional address on New Year would address the issues raised by the political parties and the Maoists.

The leaders of the seven political parties have said that they were encouraged by huge participation of people and the support for democracy from inside and outside the country.

UNI

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