Government Spokesperson and Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota claimed that the government will not waver from the issue of patriotism.
Responding to Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba's claim in Pokhara Saturday that India issued the new map after consulting Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli, he stated that the government's stance on patriotism and nationalism will not change.
"I want to make it clear to Mr Sher Bahadur Deuba that our stances don't change," he told media persons in Pokhara on Sunday. "You couldn't speak a single word, even whimper, at the time of (Indian) blockade and you roar now that election is round the corner?"
He added that he finds it difficult to believe that Deuba said so. "I do not believe that a responsible leader of the main opposition party made such allegations. If he indeed has, it raises serious questions. We have not forgotten Tanakpur (Mahakali) Treaty."
He stated that he can guess why Deuba may have said so in Pokhara now. "I can understand why he has made such allegations in Pokhara now. Because there is election on November 30," he pointed. "He had not put different position during the all-party meeting called by PM Oli on the issue of Indian map. How has he made such allegations now?"
Published Date: Sunday, Mangshir 8, 2076, 13:48:00