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‘I used to be faraway from workplace after publishing map together with Kalapani’: Former Nepal PM Oli

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Press Trust of India

Former Nepalese prime minister Okay P Sharma Oli has claimed that he was faraway from energy final 12 months after his authorities printed a brand new map of Nepal.

Former Nepalese prime minister Okay P Sharma Oli (Photo: Reuters/File)

Former Nepalese prime minister Okay P Sharma Oli has claimed that he was faraway from energy final 12 months after his authorities printed a brand new map of Nepal that included Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh as its territories.

The Lipulekh cross is a far western level close to Kalapani, a disputed border space between Nepal and India. Both India and Nepal declare Kalapani as an integral a part of their territory — India as a part of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district and Nepal as a part of Dharchula district.

Speaking on the event of the discharge of a ebook entitled Chakravyuha Ma Nepal Ko Jalashrot (Conspiracy surrounding Nepalese Water Resources), Oli mentioned: “There can’t be any dispute that the territories together with Kalapani belong to Nepal as a result of the Sugauli Treaty signed between Nepal and East India Company clearly mentions that the territories on the West of Mahakali river belong to Nepal.”

“But these territories had been faraway from Nepal and I used to be properly conscious that I’d be pressured out from energy after these territories had been included in Nepalese facet,” claimed Oli, the chairman of the main Opposition CPN-UML.

Oli along with former Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chanda and former Water Resources Minister Pashupati Shumsher Rana jointly released the book authored by former water resources secretary Dwarika Nath Dhungel amidst a function in Kathmandu on Monday.

Former Nepalese ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyaya said that multipurpose use of the Nepalese water resources will be the basis of economic prosperity. He wondered why India and Nepal could not share water resources on the basis of international agreements.

India’s bilateral ties with Nepal came under strain under then Prime Minister Oli after India opened an 80-km-long strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8, 2020.

Nepal protested the inauguration of the road claiming that it passed through its territory. Days later, Nepal came out with a new map showing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as its territories. India reacted sharply to the move.

In June last year, Nepal’s Parliament approved the new political map of the country featuring areas that India maintains belong to it.

After Nepal released the map, India reacted sharply, calling it a “unilateral act” and cautioning Kathmandu that such “synthetic enlargement” of territorial claims won’t be acceptable to it.

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