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Oli claims to bring back Nepal’s territories encroached by India if elected

The Nepal Weekly
November 8, 2022

Former Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli claimed that his party, if wins the Nov. 20 elections, would bring back Nepal’s territories encroached by India.

Inaugurating his party’s nationwide election campaign in Darchula district in far-West Nepal near Nepal- India border on Friday, Oli assured, “We will bring back land including Kalapani, Lipulek and Limpiyadhura. CPN (UML) is committed towards defending nationality. We will not spare even an inch of our land.”

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has asked Oli not to make national integrity an agenda for election. No party or person should made the country’s territorial integrity as an election agenda, Bhattarai said in his tweeter post without mentioning Oli’s name.

Giving the examples of former King Mahendra, who banned political parties by dismissing elected government in 1960 and atrocities carried out by Hitler, Bhattarai, also the president of Nepal Socialist Party, said only people inspired by facism make nationalism as political agenda.

It may be recalled here that a new political map of Nepal showing Limpiyadhura-Kalapani-Lipulek within Nepal’s territorial boundary was published during UML-led government in 2020.

These three pieces of land incorporated in the latest political map of the country lie in Darchula district. Oli, the leader of the main opposition party, accused India of presenting a fake origin of Kali River over various pretexts.

The septuagenarian leader claimed that Kalapani area in Byas Rural Municipality in the district is known to the world due to the ‘Chuchche Naksha’ (pointed map) of Nepal issued during his leadership.Nepal is witnessing elections for federal Parliament and provincial assemblies in a single phase in Nov. 20, 2022.