KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader and former Minister Ramesh Lekhak said that “there is no doubt and the matter is not unclear that the Kalapani area belonged to Nepal. The areas of Kalapani, Lipulek, and Limpiadhura have to be taken back by Nepal”.
Speaking at a special press interaction program organized at the Reporters Club former Minister said “all the political parties stand united on the matter. The Government of Nepal (GoN) will have to take a stand politically and diplomatically to initiate a dialogue.
Yesterday the all-party meet in Baluwatar has given a lot of strength to the ruling party. The entire eastern portion of the river Mahakali belongs to Nepal. This has also been made clear by our party President in yesterday’s meeting”.
Lekhak said “the areas of Kalapani have Indian security forces stationed, but the land belongs to Nepal. There is no two ways or doubt regarding the matter. Our party President former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba also has expressed a similar opinion.
It is an opportunity for the country, and the government has a majority. The parties are unanimous regarding this. We have to take a high-level of diplomatic stand and move forward accordingly. This is a test for the ruling party to prove themselves”.
“We have to take a stand for our Nation and utilize our entire strength politically and diplomatically to resolve this issue. The current ruling party has a huge responsibility, and we are ready to help them in every which way required”.