Oli Lost moral, political basis to rule: Nepali Congress lashes out at PM Oli for Ayodhya remarks

Nepal's Prime minister KP Sharma Oli (R) listens as Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada (not pictured) announces the budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, in Kathmandu on May 28, 2020. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP)

Amid the ongoing political turmoil within his own party, Opposition Nepali Congress on Wednesday strongly condemned Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s controversial statements on Ayodhya.

PM Oli had said that Ayodhya lies in Birgunj and Ram was born in Nepal.

In a statement, Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma said his party “strongly disagrees with the Prime Minister’s recent statements and behaviour”.

He said Prime Minister Oli has “lost the moral and political basis to govern” the country.

“Whether the Prime Minister’s statement is the official view of the government or not, it should be made clear,” he said.

“It is upto the ruling CPN to decide whether to entirely change the Prime Minister’s thinking, working style, expression and action or to change the Prime Minister himself,” Sharma said.

A Nepali media on Monday evening quoted Oli saying that real Ayodhya is in Nepal and not in India. Therefore India has encroached upon the cultural heritage of Nepal by setting up ‘fake Ayodhya’.


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