Following the Supreme Court upholding the prime minister's right to dissolve parliament, Girija Prasad Koirala is faced with four alternatives. Instead of looking for ways to destroy others, he now needs to be more defensive. Following are his options: a) retire from politics and return to his hometown Biratnagar to live in peaceful retirement; (b) surrender to the Sher Bahdur Deuba faction and help kickstart party unity; (c) tie up with Prachanda and go ahead with a campaign to boycott the elections; and (d) claim serious sickness and resign from the party leadership.
Of the four, the second option is his best bet. But a stubborn Koirala might not entertain the idea of giving in to Deuba for the sake of party unity. If his character and disposition are analysed, he will most likely go for the third option. If he chooses this, his political career will grind to a halt, along with the Maoist insurgency.