A month after he resigned from the post of prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala has begun meeting some very important, politically active people. Sources tell us that he is very disturbed by the events in parliament and how the role of parliament is being compromised. People have been playing guessing games trying to figure out the motive behind his sudden concern. Some say that this he is doing this to finds ways to jab at the (Sher Bahadur) Deuba administration. Koirala has met a lot of people in the past few days, but he is keeping quiet about what is going on behind the scenes.
In the 36 days since Koirala stepped down, he has visited his hometown twice. After returning to the capital, he visited the leaders of different political parties, almost all of them. The first person he met was Ramesh Nath Pandey, who has always been considered an important political wheeler-dealer. Pandey played a role in ousting Krishna Prasad Bhattarai in March 2000, after which Koirala came to power. Now Koirala wants to strengthen his relation with Pandey. Last Wednesday, the two met at Pandey's residence in Bishalnagar and discussed matters concerning government and the state of the nation. Koirala later attended a lunch at Pandey's residence, where he surprised a number of people present, including KP Bhattarai, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and UML leader Madhav Nepal, with his remarks. Koirala stated that he was meeting political leaders of all hues in an attempt to develop a strategy to isolate the the Maoists.