What is the ‘Common Minimum Programme’, through which Nepal wants a peaceful solution to the border dispute with India

What is the ‘Common Minimum Programme’, through which Nepal wants a peaceful solution to the border dispute with India

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The new government of Nepal has issued a ‘Common Minimum Program’ (CMP) for peaceful resolution of the border dispute with India. Actually, the government believes in resolving border dispute issues through diplomatic means.

New Delhi. Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba wants a peaceful settlement of the border dispute with India. Due to this, the Nepali PM has issued a 14-page ‘Common Minimum Program’ (CMP) on 8 August. Through this CMP, Nepal has spoken of a balanced foreign policy.

What is Common Minimum Program
Common Minimum Program is a practice followed by the coalition governments of Nepal. It usually outlines the minimum objectives of a coalition government to be met. Nepali Congress leader and CMP coordinator Poorna Khadka released the 14-page document at an event. During this, many senior leaders including Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN President Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Janata Samajwadi Party President Upendra Yadav were also present.

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Nepal has a five-party coalition government and this government believes that the border dispute with India can be resolved diplomatically. Nepali Congress leader Khadka says the priority of the government is to resolve the border dispute issues with neighboring countries including Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh through diplomatic means. He said the government would pay special attention to strengthening friendly relations with neighboring countries to promote mutual cooperation as per the document.

What is the reason for the tension between the two countries

The previous government of Nepal issued a new map and declared three Indian regions Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh as its part. Since then, tension has arisen between the two countries. Apart from this, former Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli has been making unrestrained statements on various issues of India. India had reacted sharply after releasing the map of Nepal. Now there is a new government in Nepal and it wants to solve this issue in a new way.


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