Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Monday warned that former King Gyanendra Shah would have to lose the facilities provided to him by the state if he continued to talk of a 'comeback'.
Speaking at a programme organised to announce the merger between Global Bank Ltd and IME Finance Ltd in Kathmandu, Bhattarai warned the ex-King not to try to take advantage of the differences between the political parties.
"The former King does not seem to have learnt any lesson," he said, "He will have to lose whatever facilities he is getting."
Saying that despite the current rift the political parties were heading for a consensus, Bhattarai said the parties would again join forces "if monarchy tried to raise its head".
PM Bhattarai was reacting to the remarks Shah made during a recent interview to News 24 television that the then seven-party alliance had on April 24, 2006 - right before the reinstatement of the parliament - agreed to retain constitutional monarchy.
Few days before the News 24 interview, during his Terai trip, Shah had told media persons that monarchy could return "if the people so wished". nepalnews.com