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Nepal PM's Attack: "Indian Virus Looks More Lethal Than Chinese,Italian"
India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said the road going through Uttarakhand''s Pithoragarh district "lies completely within the territory of India".
Nepal PM's Attack: "Indian Virus Looks More Lethal Than Chinese, Italian"
New Delhi: After a "new map" claiming parts of India territory, Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli has delivered a new shocker in his offensive against India.Mr. Oil said in a speech in parliament that virus form India "looks more lethal" than Chinese and Italian, blaming India for the spread of coronavirus cases in his country.
"Those who are coming from India through illegal channels are spreading the virus in the country and some local representatives and party leaders are responsible for bringing in people from India without proper testing," Mr. Oli said in his speech in Tuesday, his first in parliament since a major health scare.
"It has become very difficult to contain COVID-19 due to the flow of people from outside. Indian virus looks more lethal than Chinese and Italian now. More are getting infected," said the Nepal PM, in comments that have baffled New Delhi and outraged officials in India.
In the same speech, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli reiterated Nepal's claim to Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapanias after the government showed the 'disrupted' territories in a newly issued political map.
KP Sharma Oli while answering a question by the parliamentarians' regarding the issue said that diplomatic efforts will be made to bring back the territories.
KP Sharma Oli said that "As Prime Minister of the incumbent government, I want to appraise the honorable house that the issue of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani won't be covered up, a conclusion will be drawn regarding it.
We won't let this issue fade out and it will be sorted out through diplomatic talks making concrete efforts and the territories will be reclaimed".
Nepal claims the Indian territories as its own. The Nepal cabinet had endorsed a new political map incorporating 'disputed' territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani.
KP Sharma Oli referring to the earlier decision by its Council of Ministers to issue a new map, aid that the constitution will be amended to formally adopt the newly issued map.
India and Nepal share a 1,800 km(1,118-mile) open border.The Lipulekh Pass is claimed by Nepal based on the 1816 Treaty of Sugau, it entered with the British colonial rulers to define its western border with India.
India and Nepal were strained after the later released the new map in October. The matter escalated after India decided to inaugurate a road link to Kailash Mansarovar, a holy pilgrimage site situated at Tibet, that passes through the territory.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava said in New Delhi recently that, "The road follows the pre-existing route used by the pilgrims of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra."