Your recent editorial ('Beyond Koirala,' # 305) is both timely and of vital importance to the nation. Nepalis have never been fans of GP Koirala. To be truly honest, if he were to pass on, it would make way for a new generation of leaders. That said, in the current context, most Nepalis are praying for his good health and speedy recovery. Without Koirala's political stature and his ability to hold together the seven party alliance all hell could break loose. However, in the interest of the nation, Koirala needs to designate a successor, otherwise there will be a tussle within the NC, the SPA and SPA+M governments. It is not necessary for us to replicate the Nehru clan of India by keeping the political leadership in the Koirala family. If we are going to be a true democracy, then anyone with the right abilities should be able to lead a party and the nation regardless of their background.
. It is high time for Girijaji to retire. What is happening now does not augur well for the future. Already there are reports of money transactions and irregularities in appointments to lucrative posts, and unauthorised use of a government vehicle by a minister's son. It is now time for the people to turn against these shameless politicians.