Mumbai: Constitutional amendment to update the country’s map has been put on hold by the Nepal government on Wednesday.
A new political map was introduced by Nepal’s government including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limipiyadhura which are India’s territory.
Nepal’s House of Representatives was scheduled to hold a discussion in the parliament for the amendment, which got delayed as some parties decided to seek a national consensus on the same.
Nepal’s PM KP Sharma Oli wasn’t able to get a consensus of the political parties on the matter and supposedly faced has been facing problems in his party itself.
A senior leader from Janata Samajbadi Party said anonymously to the news agency ANI that parties have been pressing on the government to include their demands along with the proposal to amend the charter.
“We also want our long-time demands to be addressed but no satisfactory answer has been provided so far. Instead, PM Oli termed it as an issue purely associated with the national sentiment of the people,” he said.
The map was released in response to New Delhi opening a road to link India via Lipulekh with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
India in response to Nepal’s new map said that “Such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted by India.”
(With ANI Inputs)