"Nepal is deteriorating by the day"

Sher Bahadur Deuba, twice Prime Minister in the last 13 years, was sacked by King Gyanendra on Oct. 4, 2002 for dissolving parliament in May but failing to hold fresh elections. He has since been one of the King's bitterest opponents and split the Nepali Congress Party into rival groupings, accusing party rival Girija Prasad Koirala of orchestrating his downfall. He spoke to TIME's Alex Perry at his home on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

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