Following the death of NC President Girija Prasad Koirala, people have been talking about his contribution and life. He earned much honour for his role in the peace process in the last quarter of his life, but he was one of the most controversial leaders. He took centre stage in politics from 1990 to 2000, and was the pivot of the peace process and the struggle for democracy from then on. He took the initiative for a high level political mechanism to end the political deadlock, but he died before the completion of the peace process. His death has created a vacuum in politics and the peace process and the writing of the constitution is uncertain.
His departure also marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. He was at the centre of politics for two decades. His wish to take the peace process to a logical end with the writing of a new constitution is unfulfilled. Completing the tasks he started will be a true condolence to him.
With Koirala's death, responsibility has come to the shoulders of the Maoists. Although NC is the second largest party in the CA, Koirala was the pivot of politics. Even the Maoists accepted him as the leader because of his experience and maturity. Before his death, Koirala asked Prachanda to take on the responsibility of running the country. It is a historical responsibility that has come to the Maoist leadership.
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