Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli has called an all-party meeting at Baluwatar Wednesday afternoon.
He has invited top leaders of the political parties represented in the federal parliament to discuss about the rising infection of COVID-19 and Indian construction of the road through Lipu Lekh, according to a Baluwatar source.
PM Oli had also convened an all-party meeting in November 2019 when India included Kalapani, Limiyadhura and Lipu Lekh in its new political map.
Inauguration of the Indian road via Lipu Lekh on Friday has been widely criticized by the ruling and opposition parties alike.
The Foreign Ministry has already expressed regret over the unilateral construction and urged India to refrain from carrying out any activity inside the territory of Nepal. It then summoned the Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra and handed a diplomatic note conveying Nepal's position on the issue..
Nepal has consistently maintained that as per the Sugauli Treaty (1816), all the territories east of Kali (Mahakali) River, including Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipu Lekh, belong to Nepal.
Nepal had also expressed its disagreement in 2015 through separate diplomatic notes addressed to the governments of both India and China when the two sides agreed to include Lipu Lekh Pass as a bilateral trade route without Nepal’s consent in the Joint Statement issued on 15 May 2015 during the official visit of the Prime Minister of India to China.
Published Date: Wednesday, Baisakh 31, 2077, 14:47:00