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‘अयोध्या नेपालमा रहेको’ र ‘राम नेपाली राजकुमार थिए’-Ayodhya is in Nepal and Ram was a Nepali prince-Nepal’s PM Oli

प्रधानमन्त्री ओली भन्छन्ः भारतले खडा गरेको अयोध्या नक्कली हो, राम पनि नेपाली नै हुन्

Addressing a program on the occasion of Bhanu Jayanti on Monday, Oli remarked that-

“We still think we gave Sita to Prince Ram of India. We gave Sita to Ram of Ayodhya, not of India. Ayodhya is a village a little west of Birgunj. It is not Ayodhya now.”

“हामी अहिले पनि ठानिरहेका छौँ हामीले भारतका राजकुमार रामलाई सीता दियौँ। भारतका हैन अयोध्याका रामलाई सीता दिएका हौँ। अयोध्या भनेको वीरगञ्जभन्दा अलिकति पश्चिमपट्टिको गाउँ हो। अहिले खडा गरिएको अयोध्या होइन।”

Oli has even raised the question of how the son of the king of Ayodhya came to Janakpur for marriage if he was in India.

“Janakpur here used to be his Ayodhya, where he has tried to marry his daughter. What has Kalle done? In those days, there was no telephone, no mobile phone! From where to know! It was not possible to know,” he said.

“यहाँको जनकपुर वहाँको अयोध्या हुन्थ्यो भने कहाँ छोरीको बिहे गर्न खोज्या छ। कल्ले के गर्‍या छ। त्यस बेलाका जमानामा न टेलिफोन, न मोबाइल! कताबाट थाहा होस्! थाहा हुन पनि सम्भव थिएन।”

Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has satirized Oli’s statement and tweeted, “Let’s listen to the new Ramayana.” आधी-कवि ओलीकृत कलीयुगीन नयाँ रामायण श्रवण गरौं! सिधै बैकुण्ठधामको यात्रा गरौं !

Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Kamal Thapa tweeted that the recent incident did not seem to have attracted the attention of the Prime Minister to create more disputes between Nepal and India.

Former Foreign Minister Ramesh Nath Pandey tweeted in English: “Religion is above politics and diplomacy. It is a very emotional subject. Absurd expressions only make you ashamed. Where is the Sarayu river near Ayodhya Birgunj?”

CPN (Maoist) Deputy Chief of Foreign Affairs Vishnu Rijal also tweeted that it was “mysterious” for Oli to make such statements one after another.


 

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