Girija Prasad Koirala

Nepali Congress president released from hospital

Girija-Prasad-KoiralaDoctors at the Sahid Ganga Lal Heart Centre discharged President of the Nepali Congress Girija Prasad Koirala today. He was admitted after he complained about breathing problems.

After showing elements of improvement, the president was immediately set free from the hospital. The health conditions showed a rise in oxygen level, which had initially decreased causing a lapse in breathing.

To lay a hand in improving the health conditions of the former Prime Minister Dr Randeep Gulariya from New Delhi's Apollo Hospital was rushed to Kathmandu on March 14 to be present at the Martyrs' hospital.

Key Nepal leader Koirala rushed to hospital

Kathmandu, Nov 10 - A day before he was to fly to Singapore for medical tests, Nepal's former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala and chief of the republic's second largest party was rushed to hospital Tuesday for emergency treatment after he complained of breathing difficulties and chest pain.

A team of seven physicians, including two of Koirala's personal doctors, began treating the 84-year-old who was rushed to the Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre in the capital where he has been admitted to the intensive care unit.

Leaders of Koirala's Nepali Congress party, the largest in the ruling alliance and the second biggest in parliament after the Maoists, rushed to the hospital after he was diagnosed to have accumulated water in his lungs.

Koirala says Maoist commitment towards press doubtful

Koirala says Maoist commitment towards press doubtfulKathmandu, Mar 2: Nepali Congress (NC) President Girija Prasad Koirala has said that Maoist’s commitment towards press freedom and human rights is doubtful.

In his meeting with a delegation of Asian Journalist Association Media Mission here on Sunday Koirala said, “The Prime Minister says something and does something regarding the media.”

Koirala likens federalism to walking on sword’s edge

Koirala likens federalism to walking on sword’s edgeKathmandu, Feb 25: Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala today cautioned against adopting federalism without first giving serious thought to its pros and cons.

Speaking at a programme organized by Nepali Congress State Restructuring Advisory Committee here, Koirala said, "It is dangerous as treading on a sword's edge."

"There is a danger that the country may face disintegration if decisions on the issue of federalism are taken on whims. We have to take our decisions very carefully," he added

Koirala says Nepal neighbours’ views converging

Koirala says Nepal neighbours’ views convergingKathmandu, Feb 9 : Nepali Congress (NC) President Girija Prasad Koirala has said that China and India were developing identical foreign policies on Nepal.

Talking to mediapersons here on Sunday Koirala said, "The two countries are developing similar views on Nepal. Both were concerned that political instability in Nepal might spill into their territories.

"Nepal would benefit if they developed similar policies," he added.

Koirala urges for unity among democratic forces in Nepal

Koirala urges for unity among democratic forces in NepalKathmandu, Dec 7 : Nepali Congress (NC) president Girija Prasad Koirala has urged for unity among democratic forces in order to what he called as attempt to foil totalitarian aspirations of the Maoists.

Addressing a rally here on Saturday, Koirala said that Prime Minister and Maoist chairman Prachanda was veering towards totalitarianism by speaking against democracy.

"The continued violation of past pacts and agreements by the Maoists would lead to their downfall," he added.

PLA integration not mandatory, says Koirala

Kathmandu, Oct 28 : Nepali Congress (NC) President Girija Prasad Koirala has said that integrating the People''s Liberation Army (PLA) of the Maoists into the Nepal Army (NA) was not mandatory.

Talking to reporters here on Monday, Koirala said, "The interim cabinet shall form a special committee to carry out monitoring, integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants." There is no obligation for PLA integration.

"The integration of the Maoist combatants no longer remained an important issue in the face of what he called was continued violation of "the politics of consensus, cooperation and unity," he added.

He said when the major agreement itself is violated, minor things will obviously be affected." 

Girija Prasad Koirala vows to bring Nepali Congress back to its pre-election form

Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad KoiralaKathmandu, Oct 7: Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala has claimed that he will bring the party back to its pre-election form within just three months.

Speaking to party workers here on Monday, Koirala said he was confident that the party would regain its lost strength within that time.

He said that he was not yet ready to transfer leadership to what is known within the Congress party as second generation, saying he would not retire unless the party regained its old form.

Maoists undermining democracy in Nepal alleges Girija Prasad Koirala

Nepal former Prime Minister and president of Nepali Congress (NC) Girija Prasad KoiralaKathmandu, Sept 27: Nepal former Prime Minister and president of Nepali Congress (NC) Girija Prasad Koirala has warned Maoists against undermining democracy.

Nepalnews quoted him as saying that Prime Minister Prachanda and some Maoist leaders have started saying that parliamentary democracy had failed.

He said: “I want them to look at the example of United Kingdom – the mother of parliamentary democracy”.

Nepali Congress follows socialism says Girija Prasad Koirala

Former Nepal’s Prime Minister and president of Nepali Congress Girija Prasad KoiralaKathmandu, Sept 18: Former Nepal’s Prime Minister and president of Nepali Congress Girija Prasad Koirala today said his party follows the principles of socialism, which are a combined form of parliamentary democracy and communism.

Addressing a function organised by party's student wing, Nepal Student Union (NSU) here, Koirala criticised the statement by Prime Minister Prachanda that Nepal now would have neither a parliamentary system nor a communist rule.

Koirala meets Nepal’s security chiefs

Girija Prasad KoiralaKathmandu, Aug 12 : Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala met heads of security agencies today to discuss the issue of integration of the Nepal Army and the Maoist People''s Liberation Army (PLA).

Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rukmangad Katuwal, Inspector General of Police Om Bikram Rana and Inspector General of Armed Police Force Basudev Oli discussed the security situation with Koirala at his residence in Baluwatar.

Koirala meets Congress Constituent Assembly members

Girija Prasad KoiralaKathmandu, Aug 11 : Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad
Koirala today met Constituent Assembly (CA) members of Nepali Congress
to discuss the issue of formation of a new government.

During
the meeting, Koirala, instructed the Constituent Assembly members to
strongly uphold the party''s position regarding the transfer of
government leadership to the Maoists.

According to Nepali
Congress leaders, Koirala indirectly hinted at clinging on to the
demand for defense ministry for his party to join the new government.

Responding

Maoist-led national consensus govt should be formed in Nepal: PM Koirala

Girija Prasad KoiralaKathmandu, August 9 : Nepal’s Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said on Saturday that a consensus government led by the Maoists should be formed.

According to Kantipur, in a meeting with Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) General Secretary Jhala Nath Khanal at PM’s official residence at Baluwatar today, the Prime Minister reportedly underscored that the Maoists should create an environment of trust by implementing the agreements made in the past.

Nepal caretaker Prime Minister in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 4 : Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad KoiralaThe caretaker Prime Minister of Nepal, Girija Prasad Koirala today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukerjee here.

Koirala is transiting through New Delhi to Nepal after attending the 15th SAARC Summit in Colombo.

The leaders discussed bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest during their meeting.

Leader of opposition L. K. Advani also met Koirala separately.

Girija Prasad Koirala starts bilateral meetings with SAARC leaders

Kathmandu, Aug 1 : Girija Prasad Koirala starts bilateral meetings with SAARC leadersNepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today started bilateral meetings with leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), who have gathered here to participate in the summit on August 2-3.

According to Nepalnews, he paid a call to President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Girija Prasad Koirala to attend 15th SAARC Summit

Kathmandu, July 28 : Girija Prasad Koirala to attend 15th SAARC SummitThe 15th South Asian Association Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit which is due to be held this week at Colombo will be attended by Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers decided to send 35-member delegates in the leadership of Koirala in this years SAARC summit due to the delay in the formation of the government.

The decision has been taken amidst Maoist objection over Koirala attending the summit.

Girija Prasad Koirala meets Terai-based parties leaders

Kathmandu, July 25 : Girija Prasad Koirala meets Terai-based parties leadersNepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala met leaders of the Terai Madhesh Loktantrik Party (TMLP) and the Sadbhawana Party (SP) at his Baluwatar residence this morning.

According to Nepalnews, Koirala requested the leaders of the two parties to back the new alliance of the Nepali Congress (NC), the United Marxist and Leninist (UML) and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) in its efforts to lead the new Government.

Girija Prasad Koirala to tender his resignation today

Kathmandu, July 23 : Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad KoiralaNepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala is all set to tender his resignation to newly elected President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav after the latter is officially sworn-in.

According to Nepalnews, Koirala will tendering his resignation today to pave the way for the formation of a new Government, a day after he accepted latter''s resignation from the post of General Secretary and general member of Nepali Congress.

Responsibility lies with Maoists for political solutions in Nepal, says Girija Prasad Koirala

Kathmandu, July 12 : Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad KoiralaPrime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has said that the Maoists being the biggest party in the Constituent Assembly, should take responsibility for finding solutions to the latest political developments, including formation of a new government .

Addressing a function organised here on Friday, Koirala said: " It is the responsibility of the Maoists to give political outlet in Nepal."

Koirala, however, said that he is ready to play the role of a facilitator and help the Maoists bail the country out of its current political deadlock.

Maoist responsible for resolving problems: Koirala

Kathmandu, July 11 : Nepal''s Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Friday said that the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) is responsible to resolve the problems arising in the recent political scenario adding that now he has no obligation towards it.

According to Kantipur, Koirala also expressed his concern over the Maoist’s future strategies to march the country forward through cooperation.

He said so addressing the 49th anniversary of Tribhuwan University (TU) in Kirtipur today.

Koirala informed that although his resignation has been table in the Constituent Assembly (CA), he will be assisting the CPN- M in forming the government. (ANI)




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