PM KP Oli speaking at a program organized on the occasion of Bhanu Jayanti at his residence on Monday.
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Oli on Monday made a comment of Lord Ram’s birthplace claiming that India has taken to cultural encroachment by ‘creating a fake Ayodhya’.
Speaking at a program organized on the occasion of Bhanu Jayanti at PM’s residence, PM Oli stated that some distortion of facts could have gone in the claim of India’s Ayodhya as the birthplace of Lord Ram.
“Although the real Ayodhya lies at Thori in the west of Birgunj, India have claimed the Indian site as the birthplace of Lord Ram,” PM Oli said, “We also believe that deity Sita got married to Prince Ram of India. Actually, Ayodhya is a village lying west of Birgunj.”
PM Oli added that there is dispute over the location of Ayodhya, yet the actual Ayodhya is not the place claimed to be.
“Ayodhya is at Thori, west of Birgunj, Balmiki Ashram is in Nepal and the holy place where King Dasharath had executed the rites to get the son is in Ridi,” he said in the program, “Dasharath’s son Ram was not an Indian and Ayodhya is also in Nepal.”
PM Oli added that the scholars could turn heavily against him listening to this ‘new fact’.