Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa. (File photo/Khabarhub)
KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Gagan Thapa has termed the remarks by Prime Minister KP Oli on Lord Ram’s birthplace as a political stunt to save his chair.
Saying that many responded to the Prime Minister’s remarks as a sudden impulse, leader Thapa has accused it to be planned.
Leader Thapa wrote on Twitter, “Looking at the reactions to Prime Minister Oli’s remarks, many termed it a sudden impulse. In my opinion, this is a weapon and a political stunt that the PM deliberately used to save his chair amidst internal feuds in Nepal Communist Party.”
PM Oli has drawn flack both inside and outside Nepal for his controversial statement that ‘real Ayodhya’ is in Nepal and Ram was a Nepali.
Speaking at a program organized on the occasion of Bhanu Jayanti at PM’s residence, PM Oli had 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 had said, “We also believe that deity Sita got married to Prince Ram of India. Actually, Ayodhya is a village lying west of Birgunj.”