Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has told parliament that India had claimed the country’s territory by presenting a “fake” Kali river — the river defines the India-Nepal boundary — and stationed its Army there.
He said Nepal was determined to reclaim Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura, territories it claims were encroached by India and now figure in its maps. Oli also slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s reported remark that Nepal should not repeat the mistake which Tibet made. He said it amounts to undermining Nepal’s sovereignty.
He said the whole country was one on the issue, which was proved by rare solidarity among members across party lines in the House. All parties have expressed their support for the constitution amendment Bill to include these territories in Nepal’s map.
Oli said that India was building dams along the border that would result in submergence of many areas on the Nepal side. He said India and Nepal may be two different political entities, but they have one common soul.