Nepal | December 07, 2019

‘Resolve border dispute thru PM-level talks’

Himalayan News Service

Jhapa, November 14

Senior Nepali Congress leader Ramchandra Paudel suggested that the border-related dispute be resolved through prime minister-level talks with India.

Speaking at a press conference organised by Nepal Press Union, in Birtamode, Jhapa, today, the NC leader asked the government to internationalise the border dispute if it was not resolved through talks.

“The government enjoys two-thirds majority, so it’s high time it held serious talks with India regarding the border disputes in relation to Lipulek, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani and other points where disputes have arisen, by presenting hard evidence,” Paudel said.

“The prime minister should present a nationalist image of the government without deceiving the country and people,” he added.

Further, Paudel also said that his party was ready to help the government should the latter move ahead sincerely to resolve the border dispute. “Let me tell you that the dispute won’t be resolved with secretary-level talks,” he argued.

On the occasion, NC Jhapa President Uddhav Thapa also urged all political stakeholders to stand united to defend national sovereignty. “It’s very sad that the state hasn’t presented its view regarding the encroachment,” he said.

A version of this article appears in print on November 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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