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Girija Prasad Koirala

About Girija Prasad Koirala

Girija Prasad Koirala (1925 - 2010; popular as GP Koirala) is the President of Nepali Congress.

Personal Biography

Illness and Death

In mid-March 2010, he was been moved to his daughter, Deputy Prime Minister Sujata Koirala's residence in Mandhikhatar after he fell ill. Doctors looking said his condition is improving and he will be discharged from the hospital soon. A couple of days later, his health condition deteriorated again. His health condition worsened on the morning of Saturday, March 20, 2010 and he went into coma. As per TV reports, he died on March 20, 2010 at 12:11 Noon.

India's condolenses

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has condoled the passing away of Girija Prasad.

S. M. Krishna condoled the passing away Girija Prasad Koirala. A special Indian delegation was formed and left for Kathmandu to attend Koirala's funeral.

The Indian Government has denied permission to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to visit Nepal to attend the post-death rites of Koirala. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has termed Koirala as the champion of democracy in the Himalayan nation.


A conflict of seniority was been reportedly seen among the Nepali Congress (NC) leaders following the death of Koirala.

Professional Biography

As a Politician

Koirala had been Prime Minister of Nepal four times, serving from 1991 to 1994, 1998 to 1999, 2000 to 2001, and from 2006 to 2008; he was also Acting Head of State from January 2007 to July 2008. He had been active in politics for over sixty years and is a pioneer of the Nepalese labour movement, having started a labor movement in the Jute mills of his hometown Biratnagar. In 1991 he became the first democratically elected Prime Minister since 1959, when his brother B. P. Koirala and the Nepali Congress party swept the country's first democratic election. In an interview with the privately owned Kantipur Television of Nepal, Mr Koirala admitted to printing fake Indian currencies to run political campaigns while being in exile in India around 1971.

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Girija Prasad Koirala in News

Maoists in Nepal intensify combat training
Maoist groups in Nepal have intensified their combat training, as it begins to look increasingly possible that a political stalemate could see tension return if a May 28 deadline to draft a constitution is not met. ANI

Nepali Congress committed to realise Koiralas dream
Nepali Congress (NC) parliamentary party leader Ram Chandra Poudel has said the NC leadership is committed to work together as envisioned by late Girija Prasad Koirala. ANI

Rajnath Singh meets Nepalese PM
Former Bharatiya Janata Party chief Rajnath Singh, who had come to Nepal to attend the funeral of ex- Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, met Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal here this morning. ANI

Rajnath Singh to attend Koiralas funeral
Former president of the Bhratiya Janata Party, Rajnath Singh, will attend the funeral of departed former Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala. ANI

Nepal President condoles passing away of Girija Prasad Koirala
Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav on Saturday condoled the passing away of former Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who died earlier in the day at his daughter Sujata Koiralas residence in Mandikatar. ANI

Nepal top leaders to finalise joint resolution motion
Leaders of three major political parties of Nepal are meeting here today to find a solution to the prevailing political deadlock by finalizing a Common Resolution Motion (CMP). ANI

GP Koiralas health improving
The health of former Nepal Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala who has been kept under medical observation, is gradually improving, doctors said today. ANI

Prachanda says he didnt propose Girija Prasad Koirala as PM
Maoist chairman Prachanda has dismissed news reports that he offered Prime Ministers post to Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala during a secret meeting held at former royal aide Lokman Singh Karkis house on Sunday. ANI

Bhattarai claims only Maoists can lead government in Nepal
Unified CPN (Maoist) Vice Chairman Dr. Baburam Bhattarai on Monday said Nepal cannot get rid of problems unless the new government is formed under the Maoist leadership. ANI

Nirupama Rao discusses India, Nepal ties in Kathmandu
Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao met Nepal Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala and discussed various bilateral issues including greater sharing of vital information between the two countries. ANI

Nepal Army chief Gurung assumes office
General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung has formally assumed the post of new Nepal Chief of Army Staff (CoAS). ANI

Nemwang confident that Nepal will get new constitution on time
Nepal Constituent Assembly chairman Subash Nemwang has expressed confidence that the country will get a new Constitution within the stipulated time. ANI

Nepal Maoists likely to join govt within two months
CPN (UML) leader KP Sharma Oli has said that the Maoists would join the government within two months.peaking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport here on Sunday on his arrival after completing his ten-day visit to India, Oli said the peace process would not succeed without the participation of Maoists. ANI

Nepali Congress parliamentary board election on Saturday
The election of the Nepali Congress parliamentary board will take place on Saturday. ANI

Nepals Oli in Delhi to meet Indian leadership
CPN (UML) leader K.P Sharma Oli has arrived here to meet with leaders of the UPA Government. ANI

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