Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has phoned Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and told the latter that Lipu Lekh and Kalapani are integral parts of Nepal.
Issuing a statement NC Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma revealed that Deuba called Puri on Thursday and reminded that Lipu Lekh and Kalapani are inseparable parts of Nepal.
The main opposition party has also clarified its position on the issue. "NC is clear about the fact that Lipu Lekh and Kalapani are inseparable parts of Nepal and any kind of encroachment on our land will not be acceptable for us," the party has stated.
NC has urged everyone to rise about partisan interests and form common position on such an important issue, and opined that the government should be capable of finding a resolution to the problem through diplomatic channel representing such united position.
The inclusion of Lipu Lekh and Kalapani of Nepal in the new political map published by India has been widely condemned with the ruling and opposition parties alike protesting the Indian act.
The ruling CPN and Socialist Party Nepal, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), Sajha Party Nepal and RPP have all protested the new Indian map. NC's sister organizations Nepal Tarun Dal and Nepal Students Union (NSU) and the student wing of CPN ANNFSU have been staging demonstrations since Wednesday protesting the Indian map.
The government has already stated that Nepal does not accept unilateral inclusion of Nepal in the new political map published by India.
Published Date: Thursday, Kartick 21, 2076, 19:05:00