Matrika Prasad Koirala : The Most Simple and Intelligent Nepali PM


Matrika Prasad Koirala, the first civilian Prime Minister of Democratic Nepal and a tireless warrior of the People’s Revolution of 2007 against the autocratic dictatorship, was born in It was held in Biratnagar on December 3, 1968. He is a social worker. Krishna Prasad was Koirala’s eldest son. Krishna Prasad Koirala had two marriages.

Matrika Prasad Koirala
Matrika Prasad Koirala

 

Matrika Prasad Koirala gave birth to only one son from his eldest wife Mohan Kumari Koirala. The youngest wife, Divya Koirala, is survived by four sons – former prime ministers Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala and Girija Prasad Koirala, and two other sons – Keshav Prasad Koirala (he died and his wife Nona Koirala died in 2063) and Tarini Prasad Koirala (he died and his daughter-in-law). He is the President of Nepal Trade Union Congress (Independent).

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Matrika Prasad Koirala

His political career began with India’s freedom struggle. Indian leaders Rajendra Prasad, Dr. Koirala, who was participating along with Manohar Lohia and Lal Bahadur Shastri, was arrested. He was lodged in Motihari Jail, Bihar, India in 1987. Influenced by the Gandhian philosophy, Koirala studied higher education from India till graduation and even received a scholarship from India.

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Then around 1930, Matrika Prasad Koirala came to Nepal. Initially, he took a government job. He played a leading role in the 2004 Biratnagar Jute Mill labor movement. This was the first step of his active role in politics in Nepal. In 2003, he became the founding president of the Nepali National Congress. In 2006, he became a founding member of the Nepali Congress and the first elected president.

Matrika Prasad Koirala
Matrika Prasad Koirala

He became the prime minister (in 2008) of the first civilian government formed after the 2007 revolution. In 2008, due to differences with the late Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, he split from the Nepali Congress and resigned as Prime Minister and formed the National People’s Council. He became prime minister again in 2011. As the then Prime Minister, Koirala signed the Koshi Agreement with the Government of India (in 2012).

 

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