KATHMANDU, May 19: The government has endorsed a new political map that includes Kalapani and Limpiyadhura. The government will soon publicize the new political map that incorporates the territory unilaterally kept by India on its side of the border.
A cabinet meeting held at the official residence of the Prime Minister in Baluwatar on Monday took a decision to this effect. Minister for Land Management Padma Aryal had presented a proposal of a new political map of the country at the cabinet meeting for endorsement.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai said the decision of the cabinet on Monday will be written in golden letters. While stating that the date and decision of the cabinet on Monday will be asked in all quiz contests for ages to come, Minister Bhattarai in his tweet after the cabinet meeting also thanked Prime Minister KP Oli for taking the decision. Minister Aryal had earlier said that a new political map had already been prepared as per the directive of a parliamentary committee.
India and Nepal are at odds after the Indian side issued a new political map incorporating Kalapani and Lipu Lekh on its side of the border in October last year. The tension between the two countries flared up lately after the Indian side inaugurated a link road that passes through the territory belonging to Nepal.