Nepal’s parliament voted on the constitutional amendment bill to update the map, which includes Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh — land lying east of the Mahakali river located high in the mountains.
The redrawing of Nepal’s map taking in Indian territory, just reflects its Prime Minister’s domestic agenda and the onus is now on him to initiate dialogue regarding this, sources have told. Nepal has claimed the land, which touches the border with China, under a treaty made with the East India Company during the British period.
The map change, the sources said, was a “myopic and self-serving political agenda”, indicating that Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s Nepal Communist Party made a populist move, which was also its pre-election promise. The opposition Nepali Congress has been forced to support the constitution amendment bill — which needed two-thirds majority to be passed.
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