Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli recently alleged that India wants to flip his government. The impetus of the same is that he issued the new map. The new map shows Indian territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura as Nepalese territories.
Statement By The PM
He spoke at an event, at the Prime Minister’s residence in Kathmandu. He called out Indian media and said the officials have stepped up activities in hotels. Further, also mentioned the Indian mission (in Kathmandu). And said that nobody should dream of unseating the prime minister of this country. The reason might be him publishing the map and including the map in the constitution. He warned of severe consequences.
Also, he stated that he did not commit any mistake by claiming Nepal’s land. According to him, which has been snatched from them for the past 58 years. This happened after Nepal enjoyed the rights over these areas for 146 years, he added. This month Nepal completed the process of redrawing the country’s political map adding Indian territories.
Opinions On Agreement With China
Moreover, calling attempts to overthrow him as an illusion, Oli highlighted how his government was toppled in the past for signing a transit agreement with China.
His comments come even as pressure is growing from within his party and in the country over failures at several fronts. And, this includes inaction on dealing with COVID-19 crisis and rampant corruption in the country. Furthermore, in recent weeks the country has witnessed protests over several of these issues. At the standing committee meeting of the ruling Nepal communist party, Oli faced criticism from Pushpa Kamal Dahal who is the co-chair of the party.
COVID and Lipulekh Issue
PM Oli had earlier blamed India for the spike of COVID cases in his country. This he said was because a large number of Indians visit Nepal. Also, India-Nepal bilateral ties came under strain after the inauguration of the 80-km-long road connecting Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand by Union defence Minister Rajnath Singh in May.
Nepal criticised the move claiming that it passed through Nepalese territory. India has rejected the claim asserting that the road lies within its territory.