Gyanendra allowed to stay in Nagarjun Palace

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{image-king gyanendra_05062008.jpg}Kathmandu, Jun 5: The Nepal government has decided to allow former King Gyanendra to live in Nagarjun Palace for the time being, a cabinet minister said.

Former King Gyanendra had requested the government to allow him to live in the Nagarjun Palace during the meeting with Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitauala this week. The government gave him permission to stay there for the time being but has not decided the time period, Minister for Health Giriraj Mani Pokharel said. He had also expressed concern for his security and the wish of his stepmother to live in the Narayanhity palace until her death.

But the government has not decided anything on it.

The Nepal government had given 15 days time to the former king to vacate the palace which will be turned into a museum.

The former King had said that he would accept the Constituent Assembly (CA) decision to vacate the palace.

The CA had declared the abolition of monarchy with 560 votes in favour last week. Only 4 votes were against it.


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