Nepal PM attracts flak on social media for utilizing nation’s previous map in Dussehra greeting

Nepal on Sunday issued a clarification after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was criticised and trolled on social media for not utilizing the revised political map of Nepal which ought to have included the three disputed areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Lympiyadhura claimed by India.

KP Sharma Oli additionally drew flak from the Opposition for utilizing a dated map which seemed like a backtrack since his “Vijayadashami” message was put out a day after India’s R&AW Chief Samant Kumar Goel’s go to to Kathmandu.

On Friday, Oli, in a Twitter message, had conveyed his finest needs to the individuals of Nepal for Vijayadashami or Dussehra.

The Nepal authorities clarified that the map used to convey Oli’s Vijayadashami greetings was distorted due to technical causes and added that the administration is critically trying into the matter.

In response to the criticism, the prime minister’s Press Advisor, Surya Thapa, mentioned in a press release that the revised map was used within the prime minister’s message, however was not seen as a result of its small measurement.

“For the sake of design, the map that was used has been subjected to rumours and comments that are unnecessary. It is natural that we would be using the map which is nationally acceptable,” the assertion learn in Nepali.

Oli’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Rajan Bhattarai mentioned that Nepal has not diluted its declare to the Kalapani area.

While Kathmandu has mentioned that it stands by the cartographic modifications made by the nation’s parliament, it was the Oli administration that had ordered the withdrawal of college textbooks that had included the brand new map six weeks in the past.

Calling this controversy a “propaganda”, Thapa appealed in his assertion to not fall for it. “We request the patriotic people not to fall for such propaganda and campaigns about our map,” he mentioned.

The assertion additionally mentioned, “We are very concerned about the misinterpretation of the map that was used in Prime Minster Oli’s Vijayadashami greetings. This is something that we are seriously looking into.”

In June, Nepal’s Parliament authorised the brand new political map of the nation that includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura which is a part of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

After Indian R&AW chief Samant Kumar Goel’s go to this week, Indian Army chief General MM Naravane is scheduled to go to Nepal subsequent month.

Dussehra or Vijayadashami was celebrated throughout India on October 25.

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