Nepali Congress objects to Indian External Affairs Minister’s remark on Gautam Buddha

Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma speaks with journalists, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Kathmandu, August 9

The main opposition party Nepali Congress has objected to a remark by Indian Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar in which he presented Gautam Buddha as one between two greatest Indians in history.

Addressing India @ 75 Summit, virtually, on Saturday, Jaishankar had mentioned Gautam Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest Indians ever, adding, “Not just greatest Indians that you and I as an Indian should remember; (they are) the greatest Indians the world remembers.”

After a clip of his address went viral on Twitter this morning, the main opposition party’s spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma also tweeted, “Lord Buddha was born in Nepal. We have a serious objection to the Indian External Affairs Minister’s statement against mythological and proved evidence that the part belongs to Nepal today.”

Meanwhile, many social media users from Nepal have objected to the remark.

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