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India welcomes revival of Nepal Parliament

Source: PTI
April 25, 2006 02:50 IST
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India on Monday night expressed happiness at Nepal King Gyanendra's announcement to revive Parliament and expressed confidence that political parties of the country will accept it.

"Finally, perhaps the King has seen the errors of his ways because he has already gone on air to announce his willingness to restore Parliament," National Security Advisor M K Naryanan told reporters in Berlin soon after the monarch made the announcement in a televised address.

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"There was a great deal of confabulation before that (King's decision). There was lot of talking by Indian side and lot of others. I think all necessary steps have been taken," Narayanan said.

He said political parties in Nepal have more or less indicated that they will accept it (King's decision) and 'we hope to have interim government in a couple of days.'

He, however, pointed out that the King has not specified under which provision he would restore Parliament. He also sought to rubbish the observation by certain quarters that the King's earlier announcement was 'too little too late.'

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