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 Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala

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Apr 10, 2018-This year marks the eighth death anniversary of Girija Prasad Koirala, former prime minister and president of the Nepali Congress (NC). GP was born in 1924 in Tedi of ... On June 14, 2007, while addressing mediapersons in the prime minister's official residence at Baluwatar, he said, “GP Koirala is my hero.
Prime Minister GP Koirala today told the Supreme Court that the country's republican agenda will be decided by the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly. “The third amendment to the Interim Constitution 2007 has introduced a provision that states that the first meeting of the CA will only implement the ...

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda have expressed firm commitment to hold the upcoming Constituent Assembly polls in a free, fair and impartial manner through a joint statement issued here today. The leaders' trio had held ...
He was one of the close confidants of former NC president and prime minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, in the 90s. Khadka held ministerial portfolios 12 times during the period of 1991 to 2001, including Home Ministry and Ministry of Physical Planning. NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed grief on ...
Stating that late Girija Prasad Koirala was praised for conducting the first constitution assembly election even as the party lost, Yadav said it was unfair to criticise Deuba who successfully held three levels of elections. Meanwhile, the NC CWC meeting concluded that the recent stock market losses were not ...
There is increasing realisation within the party that the factionalism that has taken hold from the days of KP Bhattarai and GP Koirala has to go. The time has come to reach out across groups. Deuba needs to do it more, because he is the president of the party. And if Deuba moves in that direction, Poudel ...

He was appointed interim lawmaker after the 2006 popular movement and became minister of information and communications in the government led by the late NC president Girija Prasad Koirala immediately after the popular movement. He got the same portfolio in the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led ...
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's refusal to listen to that demand led to Madhesi leaders in his party walking out to join street protests which claimed nearly 50 lives. Eight years later, his cousin Sushil Koirala finds himself in the same predicament. Twenty districts across Nepal's southern plains have ...
Ending the long political stand-off, the government and the agitating Federal Republican National Front (FRNF) today reached a five-point deal in the presence of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and leaders of the seven-party alliance at the PM's residence in Baluwatar. Following the agreement, the ...
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala signed the deal on behalf of the government, flanked by UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal and Maoist Chairman Prachanda. Rajendra Mahato of the Sadbhawana Party, Upendra Yadav of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum and Mahantha Thakur of the Tarai ...
The much-awaited formal talks between Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and leaders of the United Madhesi Democratic Front (UMDF) failed; the UMDF leaders stuck to their one Madhes, one pradhes demand. The Madhesi leaders who spoke to the media at the end of a long meeting with the PM at ...
CHITWAN: CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday said that stable government and prosperous country should be built to fulfill the dreams of late Girija Prasad Koirala. Addressing an election gathering organised at Mangalpur of Chitwan Constituency-3 today, Chairman Dahal ...
The trust general secretary and lawmaker Ram Chandra Pokharel shared the second volume was published after the then NC President Girija Prasad Koirala termed that the first volume was authentic for the study of NC' history. The book writer Basnet also shared that former party presidents Krishna ...
KATMANDU, Nepal — Girija Prasad Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and a pivotal figure in establishing Nepal's fragile democracy who also helped broker an end to the country's Maoist rebellion, died Saturday in Katmandu. He was 85. Nepalese leaders, in announcing his death, declared ...
Sitaula, who closely worked with the late NC president Girija Prasad Koirala for long, formed a separate faction during the party's general convention in 2016. The factional gathering concluded that negative tendencies prevail over the NC leadership, badly affecting the party's strength and organisation.
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said today that the seven-party alliance should be retained in the same composition for ten years after the Constituent Assembly election as the country was still in a critical situation. “The unity of the seven parties should be maintained for up to ten years after the election ...
It gave him a huge boost and raised his stature above that of his peers like the 'revolutionary' Prachanda and predecessors like Girija Prasad Koirala and K.P. Bhattarai. He had gone where they had feared to tread — and won the battle against the region's big power. The electoral triumph of Oli and the LA ...

Oli, 65, had served as deputy prime minister during the then interim government led by Girija Prasad Koirala in 2006 after the successful conclusion of the second Peoples Movement. Known for his pro-China stance, Oli heads a coalition between his Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist), and ...
Political leaders, following in the footsteps of Girija Prasad Koirala, have realized that controlling the purse strings is key to controlling the party. An important trend in politics is the rise of brokers who assist the political leaders in the accumulation of wealth and power. After Koirala's demise, political power in ...
Having been in the opposition for most of his political career, Oli became the home minister when the UML led a minority government in 1994. He later became the deputy prime minister and foreign minister in the government led by the late Girija Prasad Koirala after the reinstatement of parliament in 2006.
Feb 19, 2018-Girija Prasad Koirala (GPK) was a towering personality who made Nepali politics revolve around him from 1991 until 2010. What puts him above any contemporary Nepali leader is his strong belief in democracy, resolute stand against the royal adventurism of 2002-05 and his successful effort in bringing the ...
GP Koirala stalled the process of prime ministerial succession for four months when the Maoists became the largest party in the 2008 Constituent Assembly elections. Sher Bahadur Deuba, Koirala's successor, seems to be doing the same. One can understand that he can't just hand over the reins when the ...
He had served as deputy prime minister during the interim government led by Girija Prasad Koirala in 2006 after the successful conclusion of the second Peoples Movement. He was elected as a member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the first time from Jhapa district in 1991. Oli had also ...
Oli served as the nation's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs in Girija Prasad Koirala-led interim government formed immediately after the 2006 People's Movement. The 65-year-old leader was elected Chief of the CPN-UML in July 2014, defeating Madhav Kumar Nepal in the party's ...
Pandit had also worked as a cook for Nepali Congress veteran leaders late Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, late Girija Prasad Koirala, Ram Chandra Poudel, Sher Bahadur Deuba, when they were in jail together. Pandit did not occupy any executive post in the Nepali Congress (NC) although he actively ...
There're voices among the public that post-Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepali Congress (NC) is suffering from a leadership crisis. More than that the recent polls proved that NC lacks a working ideology too. Hence, they have sought for the populism card, which the Leftist Coalition had used it effectively in the ...
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala intervened in the matter at an emergency meeting of senior ministers held at his official residence at Baluwatar this afternoon. He asked the line ministries to review the decision to hike prices of diesel, kerosene and cooking gas. After the meeting, Shyam Sundar Gupta, ...
The meeting decided to draw the attention of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala towards “untoward incidents” if the government ever did a mistake by “imposing meaningless” election in the Tarai by deploying security personnel. Joshi suggested Madhes issues needed to be addressed first to hold the ...
And the strangling roots of nepotism grew with Girija Prasad Koirala's desire to see his daughter rise to the party's top and took a firm grip with Deuba's determination to secure a position for his wife in the party. It's no secret that meritocracy and dedication have been side-lined in favour of factionalism and ...
Girija Prasad Koirala, the then Prime Minister called Uma Devi along with other Badi women to Baluwatar and urged them to stop their protest. Koirala also assured them of providing shelter in Nepalgunj. But Uma Devi told him straight that Badis exist in all parts of the country not just in Nepalgunj.
After Prithvi Narayan's 13th descendant, king Gyanendra, was deposed by pro-democracy activists in 2006, the government of Girija Prasad Koirala cancelled National Unity Day saying Nepal's founding ruler was a feudal king. Ex-Maoist guerrillas brought down Prithvi Narayan's statues across the country.
The cabinet met at Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's office today and endorsed the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction proposal to send home PLA combatants who were disqalified by UNMIN. Following the completion of the second stage of the verification of the Maoist combatants, UNMIN had ...
The Maoist leadership today took exception to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's statement that the Maoist combatants could not be integrated in the Nepali Army. They said Chief of Army Staff Rookmangud Katawal's and the PM's statements about their objection to integrate the People's Liberation Army ...
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today said that adjustment of Maoist combatants doesn't necessarily mean integrating them in the Nepali Army (NA). “I think, they can be adjusted in other sectors like industrial security group,” Koirala told a delegation of journalists led by the Reporters' Club. Upholding ...
CPN-UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal said today they could not take decisions on many important issues as the coordination committee of the seven-party alliance did not meet due to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's “reluctance” to attend it. According to the 23-point agreement reached ...
But it took about two hours for Maoist leader Matrika Yadav, who was appointed Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation on Sunday and took oath of office and secrecy from Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today. The delay was caused by Yadav's sudden demand that he be allowed to take the oath in ...
The presence of leaders with symbolic personality like the late KP Bhattarai, GP Koirala, Ram Narayan Mishra, Mahendra Narayan Nidhi, Bal Bahadur Rai, Yogendra Man Serchan, Sheikh Idris, Ram Hari Joshi, Jagannath Acharya, CK Prasai, Bhim Bahadur Tamang and so on beautified the NC with their ...
BIRATNAGAR: The Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala has taken 'peaceful' conclusion of the local elections as great achievements of the government, which she said has raised people's faith in the new constitution. As a result, instability of the country has almost ended, she said while speaking to ...
The trust general secretary and lawmaker Ram Chandra Pokharel shared the second volume was published after the then NC President Girija Prasad Koirala termed that the first volume was authentic for the study of NC' history. The book writer Basnet also shared that former party presidents Krishna ...
Koirala, popularly known as GP Koirala, was at the forefront of mass protests in 1990 that eventually forced Nepal's King Birendra to introduce multiparty democracy into the Himalayan kingdom. Elections then catapulted Koirala and his Nepali Congress Party into power in 1991. But the subsequent years would be ...
KATMANDU, Nepal — Girija Prasad Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and a pivotal figure in establishing Nepal's fragile democracy who also helped broker an end to the country's Maoist rebellion, died Saturday in Katmandu. He was 85. Nepalese leaders, in announcing his death, declared ...
Jan 17, 2018-Ahead of the much-awaited meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Nepali Congress, three members of the Koirala family--General Secretary Shashank Koirala, Shekhar Koirala and Sujata Koirala--have decided to take initiatives jointly to make the party strong by ending factionalism.
Critically injured Thakuri was rushed to the Dulegaunda-based GP Koirala Respiratory Hospital. After receiving minor treatment there, he was referred to the Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara where he breathed his last at 2:30 am today during the course of treatment, according to Malla. Meanwhile, the ...
Our party took the initiative for the peace process, our former party president Girija Prasad Koirala held dialogue with Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and brought the Maoists to the mainstream politics. Our party played a leadership role in the constitution-making process. Despite our contributions to ...
Dahal had shifted to Lazimpat from his previous residence in Naya Bazar for security reasons on the advice of former prime minister late Girija Prasad Koirala. The Maoist chief has moved into the building owned by his close family friend Sharada Prasad Adhikary, who is the director of Sailung Construction ...
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala called a cabinet meeting today and held 'serious and lengthy' meetings separately with UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal and Maoist chairman Prachanda. Sources said the leaders agreed to review the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and analyse the ...
There has over the years been no better defender of liberal values. The current leadership—old, vision-less and out of tune with most voters—does not do justice to the image of the party of BP, Ganeshman and GP Koirala. Deuba and Congress top brass have played their parts in the party and in national ...
Five other Madhesi leaders associated with various parties also quit from the central committee, mahasamiti and general membership of their respective parties. Thakur tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala as minister and to Speaker Subas Chandra Nembang as a NC lawmaker.
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today reassured a Chinese team that a fresh date for election to constituent assembly would be finalised soon after meetings with the constituents of the ruling alliance. The reassurance to this effect was given to Wang Jianrui, who is minister in the Foreign Departement ...
After an informal meeting of a few central leaders with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala at his official residence this morning, they said the NC is clear on two things — bloodless transition to republic and national integrity. The NC which is currently under pressure from the Maoist and the UML for ...


 

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