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King's property belongs to nation: Koirala

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Kathmandu, Oct 29 (UNI) Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has said property of late King Birendra would be put under a trust and the monarchial property, except property belonging to King Gyanendra, will come under the ownership of the state.

''The property of late King Birendra will be put under a trust to be chaired by the Prime Minister, ''the state-run The Rising Nepal quoted Mr Koirala as saying.

''King Gyanendra's private property should be left to him however the properties like the palace and jungle do not belong to the King and the archaeologically important ones would remain under the ownership of the Department of Archaeology,'' the Prime Minister said.

''The King cannot claim the property if the monarhcy is ended,'' Kantipur quoted Mr Koirala as saying.

A committee of Parliament is trying to find out the exact property of the King and so far nearly 3000 acres of land in his name and royal family have being made public by the committee.

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