King Gyanendra has reinstated the House of Representatives dissolved in May 2002.
Addressing the nation, The King also called the session of the parliament on Friday (April 28) at 13:00 p.m. at the parliament building in Singh Durbar The King expressed his heartfelt condolence to those who lost their lives and wished steady recovery to those injured in the people’s movement.
The move is aimed at "protecting multiparty democracy and restoring peace", he said in a televised address.The announcement comes after almost three weeks of opposition protests in which at least 14 people have died. The King had dissolved House of Representatives on May 22, 2002 on recommendation of the then prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.
Full Text of the Royal Proclamation
Convinced that the source of State Authority and Sovereignty of the Kingdom of Nepal is inherent in the people of Nepal and cognizant of the spirit of the ongoing people's movement as well as to resolve the on-going violent conflict and other problems facing the country according to the road map of the agitating Seven Party Alliance, we, through this Proclamation, reinstate the House of Representatives which was dissolved on 22 May 2002 on the advice of the then Prime Minister in accordance with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal-1990. We call upon the Seven Party Alliance to bear the responsibility of taking the nation on the path to national unity and prosperity, while ensuring permanent peace and safeguarding multiparty democracy. We also summon the session of the reinstated House of Representatives at the Sansad Bhawan, Singha Durbar at 1 pm on Friday, April 28.We are confident that this House will contribute to the overall welfare of Nepal and the Nepalese people.We extend our heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost their lives in the people's movement and wish the injured speedy recovery. We are confident that the nation will forge ahead towards sustainable peace, progress, full-fledged democracy and national unity.
May Lord Pashupatinath bless us all!