Girija Prasad Koirala is having some problems. He had asked the head of the Nepali Congress' publicity and PR department, Narahari Acharya, for an explanation. The explanation Koirala demanded was against the decision taken earlier at a meeting of the Congress Central Working Committee, which Koirala himself chaired.
Koirala asked Acharya if he had stated publicly that the monarch's wealth should be made public and if he had suggested that the issue of amendments to the constitution should be taken to the public. He further asked Acharya if this was not contrary to the party's philosophy and whether he realised the effect this would have on the Nepali Congress. The party asked Acharya to explain the charge in writing.
Acharya submitted his six-page-long response. On the issue concerning the monarch, Acharya explains that what he said in public was within the guidelines set by the central committee in its meeting in June and that this would not affect the party in any way. He claims that all he said was definitely within the parameters set by the party.
Acharya's explanation goes on to remind Koirala that there have often been times when NC members have spoken their minds-even if what they were saying was completely contradictory to party policy. Acharya says that since everything he said was within the guidelines set by the party, there was no need to ask him for an explanation. (Apparently Koirala did not like what he read and last week he asked Acharya to resign from his post as head of the NC publicity department)