Border issue with India being raised in the run up to Nepal polls
Pithoragarh, Nov 8
Major political parties of Nepal are raising the boundary issue with India making claims over Indian territory as one of their campaign issue for parliamentary and state assembly elections being held on November 20, this year.
KP Sharma Oli, a former Prime Minister and leader of United Maoist Leninist Party (UML) of Nepal, in his address at an election rally at Darchula and Baitari districts of western part of Nepal, has said that, ‘ his party will not leave even an Inch of Nepalese land with any country.’ The former Prime Minister was referring to Nepalese claims on Indian land in Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiadhura regions of India,” said Shankar Dhami, a Nepalese journalist based at Darchula district headquarter of Nepal.
“Describing the reason of beginning of election campaign in far western part of Nepal from Darchula district, the former Prime Minister has said that Nepalese parliament, during the tenure of his party, has passed a resolution with majority vote to recover the land allegedly occupied by India at Kalapani region,” said the Nepalese journalist.
Reacting to the allegation of UML leader, the present Prime Minister of Nepal and leader of Nepali Congress party Sher Bahadur Dueba has said in an election meeting in Baitari district headquarter that the issues related with India on border land could not he solved by mere speeches.If our party will be voted to power again, we will solve every border issue with India, amicably and diplomatically claimed the Nepalese Prime Minister during an election campaign in Baitari district, that also makes border with India , according to Veera Bhatt, another Nepalese journalist working with Himalaya TV from Baitari district headquarter.
Nepal, under UML rule of KP Sharma Oli, had claimed three locations of India, Kalapani, Limpiadhura and Lipulekh as part of Nepal, two years ago and passed a parliamentary resolution to reclaim these from India, after including these parts into official map of Nepal.
“It was an act of violation of sovereignty of another nation and destroying traditional fabric of harmony between h two nations for short tern political issues,” said Virendra Waldia former president of Pithoragarh district unit and a senior ruling BJP leader.