Published On : Sat, Jun 13th, 2020

Nepal Parliament Passes Bill To Redraw Political Map That Includes Indian Territory

Nepal: Amid the border row with India, Nepal Parliament on Saturday passed an amendment to revise the country’s political map, laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura along the border with India.

The House of Representatives opened the discussion on the amendment bill which was put for voting after the deliberations are over, said spokesman at the Parliament Rojnath Pandey.

He said the House has been working to put the bill to vote on Saturday.

The Opposition Nepali Congress and Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal endorsed the bill to amend Schedule 3 of the constitution to update the national emblem by incorporating the new map, sources said.

The bill will be endorsed through a consensus, a senior minister told Sources.