BIRATNAGAR: Following the death of former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, thousands of Nepali Congress cadres in Biratnagar have been aggrieved. NC cadres, leaders, forerunners of civil society and well-wishers thronged to Koirala Residence in the afternoon today to mourn the fall of Koirala.
A mood of silence had engulfed Biratnagar city after the news of Koirala’s death. The city dwellers were seen talking about the need and contribution of GPK for the nation.
Tear rolled down on all the eyes today. Many cadres said their longing for coming to his residence from now onwards has ended. All the denizens of Biratnagar are in a shock after the sudden death of their trusted leader.
Some NC cadres opined that Biratnagar itself had a fall after the death of the leader. Congress leader Pitambar Dahal said the nation lost its leader but Biratnagar lost its guardian. Dahal also said that the congress cadres in Biratnagar have become orphan after the death of their leader who used to encourage them always.
Following the death of Koirala, Youth Force and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum put off their respective protest programmes today. The scheduled visit of President Dr Rambaran Yadav to temples in the east was also cancelled.
Meanwhile, CPN-UML central committee member Keshab Badal in his condolence message said, “The nation was still in need of Girija Prasad Koirala for the next two years. All the parties had regarded as an imminent leader for the peace process which is yet to be completed.”
Likewise, Purwanchal University Examination Controler Shushil Kumar Jha said, “All the parties a vacuum in institutionalising peace in the country after GPK’s death.”