Another person who has detached himself from the Koirala family in the past decade is Narahari Acharya. A teacher before he joined politics, Acharya was a Koirala-follower and supporter from the day he became involved with the Nepali Congress. The two were quite close. Acharya put in his papers after Sushil Koirala went public opposing his views on the issue of the royal heir apparent. Acharya had through a newspaper made his party's opinion public. It is known that Prime Minister Koirala does not like a person who thinks independently, is clever, capable and intelligent. Acharya was a victim of this. The party now accepts Koirala's position.
The credit for bringing Acharya into the limelight goes to Ganesh Man Singh, who made sure he was made a member of the Upper House in 1990, although Acharya preferred the company of Koirala. Sushil Koirala did not like this. Congress leaders have repeatedly said that Sushil does not like anyone else getting too close to the prime minister. Sushil had been trying for a long time to get rid of Acharya and this was his chance. Earlier, a follower of Sushil, Gopal Rai, publicly humiliated Acharya at the prime minister's residence.