Amid the dispute with India, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has come out and said that the real Ayodhya lies in Nepal and not in India. He further went onto say that Lord Ram is Nepali and not Indian.
There have been rising conflicts with Nepal and India in recent months, especially in the tenure of Prime Minister Oli. Prime Minister Olu has been at it with India and has taken several decisions that have not gone down well with India. All the decisions he has taken under the garb of the claim to protect national and territorial integrity.
Earlier last week, the Nepal government banned all Indian news channels except the Doordarshan. Prior to that, the Nepali assembly unanimously passed the resolution of the newly drawn map which includes the disputed territory. A Nepalese lawmaker Sarita Giri was suspended after she violated the party stands on the new map. Sarita Giri also accused that China has been involved in pushing the new map bill and has also raised concerns over Oli’s government’s intent in fixing the country’s map.
The Former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Kamal Thapa tweeted,
“PM Oli says Indian ambassador was active in overthrowing the government. On the other hand, the Chinese ambassador reached the leaders’ house to save the government.”
Culturally Oppressed, Says PM Oli
Speaking at a cultural program in his residence, Oli said,
“We still believe we gave Sita to Prince Ram but we gave the prince too, from Ayodhya, not India. Ayodhya is a village a little west of Birgunj (a district in Nepal). We have been oppressed a bit, culturally. Facts have encroached.”
Earlier, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had accused the Indian government of wanting to topple his government after he passed the new map bill. He also alleged that the number of coronavirus cases in his country is due to the people coming in from India.