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Lipu Lekh, Kalapani dispute began after India deployed its army: PM Oli

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10 June 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Oli has reiterated that the government’s position to resolve the Lipu Lekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura dispute through diplomatic talks.

Speaking at the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Wednesday, PM Oli stated that the ongoing dispute can only be resolved after India gives back the territory to Nepal.

“We seek to resolve the issue through diplomatic dialogue, the solution is India needs to handover the territory back to Nepal,” PM Oli said.

The problems, PM Oli claimed, arose after India deployed its army, and captured the territory in Kalapani.

“Before India deployed the army, Nepal had been using it as its territory. Now, it has been occupied by the Indian Army. We have made our position very clear to India,” PM Oli said. “India, as our neighbor, should return the territory to us as our claims are based on historical facts.”

Stating that there is the border dispute in other places like Susta, PM Oli said that those places were less severely encroached as there was no army to capture the territory.

PM Oli reminded Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, not to humiliate Nepal.

Answering to Nepal Peasants and Workers’ Party lawmaker Prem Suwal’s concern about  Adityanath’s remarks that Nepal can be like Tibet provided it didn’t heed the influence, the Prime Minister remarked that if the Chief Minister of UP said so, it would be unacceptable for Nepal.

“Has Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said so, this is utterly good,” PM Oli said. “Nepal cannot tolerate such statements,” he added.

PM Oli, however, said Chief Minister Yogi is not the eight person of India’s Central Government to comment on it.

He also revealed that despite Nepal’s eagerness to address the issues pointed out by the Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG), India has not shown much interest in it.

“We are ready to receive the report prepared by the intellectuals of both countries included in the EPG,” PM Oli said, adding further, “However, India has not shown much interest in it.”

Speaking about much discussed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the Prime Minister said that the government has just taken the Compact signed by the previous government.

Publish Date : 10 June 2020 16:37 PM

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