KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sixteen years ago, mass protests in Nepal forced then-King Gyanendra Shah to give up the throne and clear the way for a republic. Now, a new wave of protest is trying to bring him back.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: With political parties witnessing a continuous decline in popularity, former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah has become increasingly active, participating in various programs across different districts. Addressing a civic felicitation event in Bhairahawa on Thursday, the former monarch said that he is on the side of the Nepali people.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Former King Gyanendra Shah, who has been in Bhairahawa for two weeks, held a meeting with five senior leaders of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) on Wednesday morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The former King Gyanendra Shah has offered tika to the common people on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami, the great festival of Nepali people.

NEPALGUNJ, May 4: Former king Gyanendra Shah received a grand civic felicitation in Nepalgunj on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 14: Former King Gyanendra Shah has stated that although the country has a glorious history, it has suffered greatly in recent decades due to weaknesses in various sectors, both knowingly and unknowingly.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Former King Gyanendra Shah has asked political parties for cooperation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Chairman of the CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal has challenged former King Gyanendra Shah to form a new party if he wanted to become involved in politics and make it to power again.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (Dahal-Nepal faction), Yogesh Bhattarai, on Tuesday accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of treading the path of former King Gyanendra Shah.