Nepali Congress general secretaries Gagan Thapa and Bishwaprakash Sharma have said that they have drawn attention to the statement made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Lipulekh.
He said that the Nepali Congress had drawn attention to the statement of Indian Prime Minister Modi in a program a few days ago in which it was said that the Indian government is building roads in Lipulekh area.
Thapa and Sharma said that Lipulek, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani are Nepalese lands and the Nepali Congress has always been clear about its views and positions in this regard.
Both the General Secretaries said that the Nepali Congress wishes to publicly reiterate the party’s clear and firm stand on the following views and positions, which it has been institutionally holding since the past.
Seven point views made public by two General secretaries
- Lipulek, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani are part of Nepal.
- The Nepali Congress is clear on the issue that Nepal’s authority in these geographical areas should be maintained.
- Indian soldiers should withdraw from Kalapani.
- The Nepalese Congress is clear that the map of Nepal passed by the Parliament of Nepal through amendment of the constitution with all-party unity was Nepal after the Sugauli Treaty, and that there is a common opinion of the political parties and the Government of Nepal that this should be implemented.
- Any boundary question between the two countries should be settled on the basis of historical facts. We are clear that the Sugauli Treaty of 1816 is a fact of the common acceptance of both the countries.
- Contrary to the agreement reached between the two countries in the Nepal-India Joint Commission to resolve all issues through diplomatic dialogue, the issue of road construction in Lipulekh is serious, objectionable and must be stopped immediately.
- Nepal has long and historical ties with both the neighboring countries. In this context, the Nepali Congress is clear that the resolution of any boundary issue should be sought through high-level diplomatic channels on the basis of historical facts.