As in the past, headed by KB Gurung and Govinda Raj Joshi, BP Bichar Rastriya Samaj hosted a talk program to mark the 39th death anniversary of Nepal's first people's elected Prime Minister Bishweswor Prasad Koirala
The anniversary is being observed today across the country by commemorating the contributions of the veteran democratic leader.
Koirala who struggled hard to bring democracy to the country had breathed his last on 7 Shrawan 2039 BS. Koirala was born on 24 Bhadra 1971 BS. He became the first people-elected Prime Minister of Nepal following his party, Nepali Congress, and won a two-thirds majority in the 2015 BS general elections.
Addressing the function, the co-chair of samaj former minister and leader of Nepali Congress Govinda Raj Joshi said that B.P’s ideology is relevant forever in a country like Nepal. He accused Nepali Congress leaders of selling B.P.’s ideology for personal sake. Attended by large numbers of sympathizers, Joshi said that Nepali Congress has already lost its relevance due to the lack of its ideology and commitments.
Professor Kapil Shreshstha said that B.P. Koirala is a great personality of Nepali politics. He said that Koirala sacrificed his entire life for the restoration of democracy and the end of monarchial autocracy.
Former vice chancellor of Tribhuwan University Professor Dr. Tirtha Khaniya said that B.P. Koirala's ideology is relevant all over. Nepali Congress youth leader Lokesh Dhahkal said that Nepali Congress current leaders are giving up the ideology of BP Koirala. He said that the utility of the Nepali Congress will come to an end once it gives up the ideological stand of B.P Koirala. He said that nationalism, democracy and socialism main foundations of Nepali Congress.
Addressing the program, central member Khem Raj Shedhai said that Nepali Congress has already lost its original identity aligning with communism.