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Bhattarai on new Nepal map: Oli’s real test begins now

File: Baburam Bhattarai

Kathmandu, June 15

People’s Socialist Party Nepal’s senior leader and former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai has said Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s real test in reclaiming the Kalapani-Limpiyadhura region encroached by India will begin now.

Bhattarai’s statement comes two days after the House of Representatives unanimously endorsed the constitution amendment bill that recognises the new political map of the country incorporating this region.

Speaking with journalists in his home district of Gorkha on Monday, Bhattarai said Oli’s next steps would decide if he was a real nationalist or nationalism was just a fake identity created to deceive people.

“Yes, we got our land back into the map, but we also need to have right to use that practically,” he said, “Let’s see how the prime minister will move forward.”

Advising the prime minister to take the process ahead in national consensus, he urged him to listen to others’ suggestions also.

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