Prachanda was in touch with slain king

Prachanda was in touch with slain king

KATHMANDU: Nepal Maoist chairman Prachanda has admitted that he had working relations with slain king Birendra, with the former rebels even contemplating recognising him as the ceremonial head of the Himalayan state.

Late King Birendra

“I had meeting twice with late Dhirendra, younger brother of Gyanendra and through him process was on for a meeting with late king Birendra,” Prachanda said, admitting that he had a working relations with the slain king.

Prachanda, whose name means the fierce one, said after Birendra had expressed the view that the Maoists’ movement was in line with people’s wishes and expressed willingness to talk to him, discussions were held at party meetings to recognise the king as the ceremonial head of the state.

TOI

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