This shameful episode, as it is by all means, could have been avoided but media men must “inform” their august readers which is what is called the media ethics.
Analysts here remain puzzled on how to proceed with such a story which instantly would make the prestigious Nepali heads to bow down.
The event in itself is a hair raising one which tells the sorry tale of
Indeed the tale is related to a one to one conversation of Koirala with the Kantipur Television that was televised recently.
A beaming Koirala admits that once upon a time he “used to print fake Indian currency” through the support of a Bengali while being in exile in
He further says that when the party ran out of money, he came in close contact with the Bengali through some of his Socialist friends in
This is not all. Koirala even accepts that at one point, he was even involved in “Gold smuggling”.
To recall, Girija Prasad Koirala was born in
He used to print fake Indian currency at a time when he had no identity. He was just the “younger brother” of late B.P.Koirala.
During the course of the Television interview, Koirala recalls, “Once I was told by my brother to test as to whether the people recognize the fake currency or not. Thus we drove in a car. My brother stopped the car at a Gasoline station. He gave me 200 Rupees. The Petrol pump owner received the money and filled the tank”.
The other story he relates runs like this: “One day I was told by an Indian friend that if I could unload the Gold loaded in a car? The car was in
The third story is not less interesting. According to Koirala, while he was engaged in the print of the fake Indian currency, Shailaja Acharya-Koirala’s niece-was around. As a naughty girl then, Shailaja used to move in and out of the room where the Bengali brothers used to print the fake bank notes.
Shailaja’s frequent to and fro from the room scared the Bengalese to the extent that they preferred to quit the venue for fear of being arrested by the local Indian policemen.
In the mean time, when the two Bengalese went to wash their hands prior to quitting the venue, Girija Prasad Koirala secretly pocketed ten “bundles” of white paper-the paper which was being used to print the fake currency, for his personal use. Presumably, Koirala printed these ten bundles for his “exclusive” use while being in
Thus Koirala cheated his own Indian friends.
Perhaps this self admission of Prime Minister Koirala is sufficient proof for the Indian government to frame a case for developing/using fake Indian currency.
Yet another case is against Koirala.
Koirala is the master mind of a Nepali plane hijack case.
It should have been in the year 1974-75 that a Twin Otter plane took off from Biratnagar airport. This small aircraft was carrying 3.2 million Nepali currencies to
As the plane approached
The pilot complied and thus the 3.2 million Bank notes were pocketed by none less than Koirala-the mastermind of the plane hijacking. A plane hijack case is still pending in
The sole accumulation of this wealth by the Koiralas’ angered some congressmen, for example, Durga Subedi who hails from Biratnagar, later revealed this truth to the media men.
Rumors have it that a court case is still pending in
If the Indian government so desired, it can easily revive this case and in addition file yet another writ petition in India’s Supreme Court against Prime Minister Koirala for having printed and used the Indian fake currency in India itself.
This story has been penned in order to educate the younger generation of
Notably, prior to the annexation of sovereign State Sikkim in 1974, the then Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi too had described the then Sikkimese PM, Kazi Lendhup Dorje as one of the matured politician of
A beaming Dorje later willingly submitted his sovereign country to the mercy of