DNS, State Congress send condolences


March 20: Druk National Congress has offered heartfelt condolences Nepali Congress (NC) and people of Nepal at the passing away of former prime minister and president of NC, Girija Prasad Koirala today.

Nepalese People Pay their last respect to the former prime minister and president of Nepali congress party Girija Prasad Koirala in Kathmandu, Nepal. 20 March 2010.   Koirala, one of the Nation’s most prominent politicians, has passed away on age of 86 at his only daughter's residence in Mandikatar at 12:10 this afternoon after a long battle with respiratory problems/Ekantipur

Rongthong Kunley Dorji, the president of DNC said that he was instrumental in providing safe refuge in Nepal to exiled Bhutanese from their homeland, and he always extended his assistance and advice to Bhutanese political parties in exile.

The condolence letter also highlighted Koirala’s contribution towards strengthening friendly relations between Nepal and Bhutan.

“The Bhutanese will never forget his kindness. We will always have a special place for him in our hearts,” Dorji said.

Meanwhile, general secretary of Bhutan State Congress (BSC), Durga Sitaula from Khudunabari camp expressed his deep condolences to Koirala’s family.

Taking to Saranarthi Sarokar, weekly radio programs of Bhutan Media Society, Situala said that his party was shocked to hear the demise of Koirala who had worked hard to coin BSC in 1952.

According to formal statement made by central committee meet of NC held this afternoon, Koirala expired at 12:10 p.m. today. Last rites will be performed Sunday morning with a funeral march starting at 8:00 a.m.


  1. A senior Nepalese politician and sympathizer of bhutanese refugees has passed away. Its a sad event for many good humans.

    No one has mentioned the age at the time of President’s passing away for heavenly abode. Does any one know?