Nepal’s parliament passes new map under the nose of India

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News: Nepal’s Parliament on Saturday unanimously voted to clear the new political map that lays claim over contested territory of Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura.

Here are five components of the story

  • The bill was supported by all the 258 lawmakers present and voted in favor of the new map.
  • The opposition parties including Nepali Congress (NC), Rashtriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N), and Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) collectively passed the bill.
  • Now the new map awaits to get passed in the National Assembly where a similar process will be followed
  • Passage of the bill emboldens Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli anti-India rhetoric.
  • This comes at a time when India is already facing a border tension with China adding to the troubles for the Indian establishment.
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