On Wednesday, Kamal Thapa, the chairman of Rashtriya Prajatantra Party, posted in social media to the Indian External Affairs Ministry’s statement called Nepal’s decision to issue the new political map including Kalapani, Lipu Lekh, and Limpiyadhura on its side of the border an “artificial enlargement of territory.”
Thapa, additionally mentioned, “We’re not raising this issue out of blue or at ‘someone’s instigation’ now. Nepal has been raising this issue of encroachment at all levels for the past six decades.” It was not the first time that Nepal has faced the issue of Kalapani, Lipu Lekh, and Limpiyadhura with India.
He also disclosed, “despite the bilateral understanding, India recently issued a new map covering Nepal’s territory and inaugurated the road built in this area linking China.” So we’re forced to take steps to protect our national integrity. Lastly, he said that We’re ready to sit for dialogue and resolve this issue based on facts and evidence.
We’re not raising this issue out of blue or at ‘someone’s instigation’ now. Nepal has been raising this issue of encroachment at all levels since 6 decades. We agreed to resolve this thru bilateral dialogue. But, despite bilateral understanding India recently issued a new map….
— Kamal Thapa (@KTnepal) May 21, 2020