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Nepal govt tables constitutional amendment bill over new map, plans talks with India

After receiving support from the opposition Nepali Congress, K.P. Sharma Oli’s govt has moved an amendment to reflect its new map in the national emblem.

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New Delhi: India and Nepal are planning to hold discussions over the Lipulekh-Kalapani border row soon, even as the Himalayan nation’s government tabled a constitutional amendment bill Sunday to endorse its controversial new political map.

On 20 May, Nepal officially released a new map showing the disputed territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani within its borders on 20 May. The bill seeks to amend Annex 3 of the Constitution, to reflect the new map in Nepal’s national emblem.

The K.P. Sharma Oli-led Nepal Communist Party government tabled the amendment after securing support from the main opposition party, the Nepali Congress headed by former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, the previous day.

“The proposal to amend the constitution and endorse the new map will require a two-thirds majority. With the support from NC there we will be able to have it passed with adequate votes,” said a senior Nepali official who refused to be identified.

“We are in talks with India to discuss this through diplomatic channels,” the official said.

Also read: Nepal in regular touch with India over map row, date for talks not fixed yet: Minister Gyawali

India’s stance

India has already made it clear that it will not accept any “artificial enlargement of territorial claims”, but has said it is open for talks with Nepal.

Official sources say both sides are planning to hold talks soon, most probably during the voting process on the amendment, India will be “closely watching” the developments.

The Nepali official quoted above said even if the amendment goes through, which the government is confident of, it will not impact the dialogue between Kathmandu and New Delhi.

Madhesi parties not on board 

Last Wednesday, Oli’s ruling NCP failed to secure political consensus for the constitutional amendment, mainly due to opposition from Madhesi representatives.

Madhes refers to Nepal’s plains or ‘Terai’ region contiguous with India, and is said to have an identity distinct from the hill regions of the country.

Sources said the Madhesis do not have reservations on the bill as such, but they want the government to include their agenda of wider representation for the community in the Nepalese constitution.

In Nepal’s 275-member House of Representatives, the Nepal Communist Party holds 174 seats while the Nepali Congress has 63. As a result, sources said, even if the Madhes-based parties do not support the bill, the proposal will be approved.

However, a discussion on the bill will now begin, and is expected to take a week or even a month, sources said. Subsequently, the parliament will vote on the bill.

Also read: Mocking Indian emblem, redrawing Nepal map, KP Oli’s adventures are growing


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  1. What are the dumb Indians in North Block, betting on Nepal ? It is a bogus dubious state, whose export to India, is toilet cleaners,dishwashers and prostitutes ?

    Such a nation and race, can be bought by any one.dindooohindoo

    India has more than 300000 pensioners of the Indian Army, in Nepal, to whom pensions and medical and other sops, worth 2 billion USD per annum,are expended by India !

    This is when there are 300 million people starving in India.This money rotates in the Nepal economy ! Y ?

    Y do Indian tras, use cheap Nepali Toilet cleaners, dishwasher and prostitutes ? There are 2 crore Nepalis in India – who earn an average of Rs 1 lac per annum,which is USD 30 billion – out of which 50% is sent out of the India

    Y ? When there is so much poverty and unemployment in India ?

    If PRC takes over the Indian army pension bill, to Nepalis – and doubles the pension – the pensioners in Nepali, from the Indian Army, will join the PRC ! All the infantry intel and intel on military installations and forward positions – will be sold by the Nepali soldiers to the PRC !

    Y willl a national of a foreign nation, serve in the Indian Army ? Is it that they are mercenaries ? There are 500 million underemployed Indians ! Are Indians a race of wimps – to use midget mercenaries in its army ?

    This is 2020 – it is a high tech war – what will these Nepali illiterates do ?

    It is a nation of illiterates and wimps – who care bankrupt and incapable of running a nation ! How can such a nation be a strategic partner ? Eiither India takes over Nepal with the Madhesis or just break off with the Nepali shit hole – as they will ULTIMATELY go to PRC . As time passes ,the link with India will lose – FOR SURE !

    India cannot compete with the PRC, , in terms of what PRC can spend on Nepal.

    What kind of a nation will use – the citizens of another nation – in its army – and spend 2 billion USD in payments to a foreign nation – on pensions etc – for Nepali soldiers in the Indian army ?

    Are Indians a race of wimps ?

    The Nepalis are also in the Chickens Neck and in the North East states bordering PRC and Bangladesh. Y ?

    Are these wimps and rats more reliable than Indians ? dindooohindoo

    What is a Goo-r-kha ?

    The word Gurkha comes from a Himalayan field mouse (Apodemus gurkha) ! What are these people ?

    Nepalee Goo-rkhaas, buy “Dildos for their wives”

    The Nepalee Goo-r-khas, “buy dildos for their frustrated wives”, before they are off to East Asia, to “clean toilets and and pimp their daughters and sisters”!

    “Human Urine farming” – Vedic style

    The “Innovation” of these Goo-r-khas – “urine f ..

    The “Innovation” of these Goo-r-khas – “urine farming”, for agriculture – “proximity with toilet cleaning” !

    They live in garbage containers in Iraq

    As per the “history” of these Nepali Goo-r-kha – they are “toilet cleaners”.

    They are called “pode” The other temple and funeral priests referred to Durga Prasad Sapkota as “the priest who became a pode”,meaning a “toilet-cleaner” ality_of_Death_Bodies_burials_beliefs_Edited_by

    Lord Krishna, the Dandy Boy,”himself killed and beheaded the Nepali Goo-r-khaa Rat”, Yalambara – Still the Indian Army, “keeps these rats”

    So by a clever stroke of diplomacy,”Krishna cut off Yalambara’s head”. REFERENCE BELOW : http://cultureandheritagetourisminn

  2. The deliberate attempts to damage centuries long relationship with India, will not be helpful. Nepal perhaps seem too sure of itself at the backings received from other side of the Himalayas.

  3. After watching Ms Jyoti Malhotra’s interviews with former Ambassador Ranjit Rae and former EAM Yashwant Sinha. 2. Nepal is playing the China card. Its politicians – including recently those from the Nepali Congress – find it is profitable electorally to stoke nationalist, ie anti India, sentiment. That does not square with a romanticised Roti beti ka sambandh. Mr Rae spoke of India’s “ strong equities “ in Nepal and of how China may be important at the “ margins “. That may reflect a bygone era. 3. Mr Sinha said that our neighbourhood policy is “ in tatters “. Time for a lot of reconstructive surgery.

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