Government does not dither on border issue: Govt Spokesman Baskota

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Syangja–Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota has reiterated that the government would not dither on the issue of the border related to Lipulek and Kalapani. Baskota, who is also the government spokesman, said this while unveiling a postage stamp here today.

The postage stamp bears the image of the famous Aalamdevi Temple located at Lasargha, Kaligandaki Rural Municipality-3 of Syangja. He said the government has made its views on the border issue very clear and nobody should doubt whether the government would dither on this matter.

"The government remained silent not because it did not have the guts to do so. We well know and we have come up with a clear view on behalf the government side.

We will settle the dispute through diplomatic and political channel by dialogue by means of discussions," Minister Baskota said. Stating that the government was steadfast in its patriotism, he sought to assure the people that the government would not vacillate on the border issue.

"The government has been raising hopes and we know we are not mongering despondency. There is no alternative to waiting for five years under this government. Be convinced the country will have changed its face in five years."

Minister Baskota also underscored the need of continuing collective efforts for the protection and preservation of history, culture and heritage, describing the Aalamdevi Temple as an important heritage.

On the occasion, Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Padma Kumari Aryal said people should not have any misgivings as the government is committed to lift the image of the country high.

She insisted that the government was sensitive on issues hurting the nation and it would not backtrack on issues of nationality.

The Aalamdevi Temple is included in the list of 100 best destinations worth visiting announced by the government. It is also the clan deity of the Shah dynasty and has a potential to be developed into a historical, religious and touristic destination.

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