Wednesday, 19 June, 2024

Kalapani, Lipu Lekh, Limpiyadhura is Nepal's land, it will be taken back: PM Oli

PM Oli asked India whether it believes in its national emblem where a line under a lion in Sanskrit reads 'truth may prevail' or the lion itself which symbolises wrath and power.


By Keshab Raj Poudel, Kathmandu, May 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura is Nepal's land and vowed to take back the encroached Nepali territory from India by solving the border issue.

The PM said so today while responding to the queries of the lawmakers over the Policy and Programme of the government for the upcoming fiscal year FY 2020/21 as presented by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on May 15 at the joint session of the federal parliament.

He said that the proposal to pass the new political map which includes Lipu Lekh, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani by amending the constitution would be made at the federal parliament soon.

Citizens will celebrate the day when the proposed amendment in the constitution is passed by the house, said PM Oli.

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Nationality of a nation is not determined by the area it covers, he said.

"Countries around the world may be different in size and developmental aspects but all countries are equal when it comes to sovereignty," the PM added.

He also said that Nepal is willing to resolve the border issues with India via diplomatic channel.

Prime Minister Oli even asked India whether the neighbour believed in its national emblem where a line under a lion in the Sanskrit reads 'truth may prevail' or the lion which symbolises wrath and power.