American Diplomatic Cable: How Indian Pressure on Girija Prasad Koirala Saved the Sher Bahadur Deuba Government in 2002

2002-04-18 10:39 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 KATHMANDU 000768 Classified By: AMB. MICHAEL E. MALINOWSKI. REASON: 1.5 (B,D). ———- SUMMARY ———– ¶1. (C) Ongoing attempts by former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress Party President Girija Prasad Koirala to topple the current Prime Minister, SherContinue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: How Indian Pressure on Girija Prasad Koirala Saved the Sher Bahadur Deuba Government in 2002”

American Diplomatic Cable: Girija Prasad Koirala and Prachanda Meet in Singapore

Prachanda did not trust his son Prakash 2009-12-01 12:07 S E C R E T KATHMANDU 001094 SIPDIS NOFORN E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/30/2019 TAGS: PGOV PREL PINR IN NP SN CH SUBJECT: NEPAL: PRACHANDA MEETS KOIRALA, INDIANS, CHINESE IN SINGAPORE REF: KATHMANDU 1090 Classified By: Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Randy W. Berry. Reasons 1.4 (b/ d).Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: Girija Prasad Koirala and Prachanda Meet in Singapore”

An Indian ambassador remembers GP Koirala

Professor Bimal Prasad recalls his days in Kathmandu as India’s ambassador to Nepal when GPK was the Prime Minister. By Dinesh Wagle Bimal Prasad, in a way, is the first ‘official’ Indian to observe very closely the transformation of Girija Prasad Koirala from a leader on the street to the prime minister of a majorityContinue reading “An Indian ambassador remembers GP Koirala”

GP Koirala: An Incomplete Democrat

By Siddhartha Thapa The demise of GPK will undoubtedly lead to a political realignment in Nepali politics. Girija Prasad Koirala was without a doubt the most influential politician in Nepal. What was truly unique about Koirala’s political strategy was his ability to fuse his belief in democracy and his Koirala legacy to further his politicalContinue reading “GP Koirala: An Incomplete Democrat”

My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala

Excerpted from Koirala’s address to a mass gathering organised by the Nepali Congress branch of Saptari on Dec. 27, 2002, collected in the book Simple Convictions I am telling you something about the incumbent King [Gyanendra]. I am also sharing with you the nature of the four kings that I have experienced. I have beenContinue reading “My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala”

A death in Nepal in the age of Twitter and Facebook (RIP #GPK)

Nepal’s top leader dies. Nepalis all over the world react hysterically on the Web. This blog entry is a supplement to a news report that I wrote in today’s Kantipur titled: निधनको खवरले भरियो फेसबुक[Facebook filled with the news of the death (of GPK)] By Dinesh Wagle click here to enlarge ठूलो पारेर पढ्ने भए यहाँ क्लिकेContinue reading “A death in Nepal in the age of Twitter and Facebook (RIP #GPK)”

Girija Prasad Koirala 1925-2010

The leader has died. May peace be upon him. We mourn his death. Long live democracy in Nepal. Girija Pradad Koirala, one of the great democratic leaders of Nepal, has died. Minister for Irrigation Bal Krishna Khand told mediapersons after Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting that 86-year-old Koirala passed away at 12.10 p.m. Saturday.Continue reading “Girija Prasad Koirala 1925-2010”