Nepal government on Sunday tabled the constitutional amendment bill that seeks to make an alteration in the country’s map which includes some parts of India too.
The Himalayan nation has been claiming that areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura are actually a part of their country.
Apart from seeking a change in the country’s map, the bill also seeks to make an alteration in the country’s national emblem.
As per reports, Nepal’s Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs ShivamayaTumbahangphe, on behalf of the government of Nepal, tabled the bill, a day after the main Opposition Nepali Congress also backed the legislation.
The bill seeks to amend the political map of Nepal included in Schedule 3 of the Constitution.
The new map will be used in all official documents including the coat of arms after the amendment bill is endorsed through parliament.
Diplomatic ties between India and Nepal came under strain after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km-long strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.
Nepal reacted sharply to the inauguration of the road claiming that it passed through Nepalese territory. India rejected the claim asserting that the road lies completely within its territory.