Manisha Koirala brings in China to support Nepal’s new map; Swaraj Kaushal questions her stance

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Over the last few days, Manisha Koirala has been receiving flak by netizens after she tweeted in support of Nepal amid its border dispute with India. Swaraj Kaushal, a criminal lawyer and husband of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, has questioned the actress’ stance in a series of tweets.

A few days back, Nepal had released its new map including all the disputed areas like Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as part of its territory. Showing her support to Nepal’s foreign affairs minister Pradeep Gyawali’s tweet, Manisha wrote, “Thank You for keeping the dignity of our small nation..we all are looking forward for a peaceful and respectful dialogue between all three great nations now,”

Replying to Manisha’s tweet, Kaushal Swaraj shared a story where he highlighted the ‘difficult situation’ he has seen along with her family. In a series of tweets, Kaushal sharing his story wrote, “I can’t argue with you my child @mkoirala. I have always treated you as my daughter. When you invited us for the premiere of 1942-a Love story, I did not stay for the film. Yes, @sushmaswaraj watched the film and you had Bansuri in your lap. That’s just 27 years back. In 1977 and onwards, you were in South Extension attending APJ School in Saket. Your father Prakash Koirala is like my brother and your mother Sushma Koirala has been a sister in law and a friend. We have seen difficult situations together.”

Talking about the glorious tradition of Manisha’s family, he added, “I was with your grandfather BP Koirala the day AIIMS diagnosed his cancer. I remember BP telling me ‘this is an advanced stage of cancer and I have just six months to live.’ I was upset. But there was no sign of despair on his face. I know the glorious traditions of your family. Your grandfather BP Koirala, his brother also named BP Koirala, and then youngest brother GP Koirala – all three Brothers became Prime Ministers of Nepal. Your aunt and my friend Shailaja Acharya was Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal.”

He further shared, “I also know how much did your family struggle. Your grandfather BP was in jail for 18 years. His life was spared because Nepal being a Hindu state would not hang a Brahmin. At the age of 26, your aunt Shailaja (BP’s sister’s daughter) had suffered eight years in jail.”

Commenting on China using communists against India, Kaushal in his tweet said, “Indians should know that there was a conspiracy to end the only Hindu state in the world. They collaborated with Maoists. They hosted Prachand and Babu Ram Battarai in safe houses here. They destroyed the only Hindu state. Their mission was complete. The result was that communists are using China against India. Or China is using communists against India. The result is that traditionally China’s border with India was up to the Himalayas. Now China’s border with India is at Birgunj.”

Finally questioning Manisha over bringing China into the equation, the former governor said, “India may have grievances with Nepal or Nepal may have serious issues with India. That’s between India and Nepal. How do you bring in China? That’s bad for us. And that’s not good for Nepal either. When you bring in China, you are destroying thousands of years old bonds with us. You are destroying our common heritage. Most importantly, you are reducing your own position as a sovereign country as well(sic).”

He ended his story by saying, “We require a lock, a very big lock. One lock that can seal the mouths of all the Motormouths. It is required on urgent basis much before they can spoil our relations with our neighbouring countries.”

You can check out his series of tweets below:

Kaushal has also served as the Governor of Mizoram. Whereas, Manisha is Nepalese politician Prakash Koirala’s daughter. Her grandfather Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala was the Prime Minister of Nepal from 1959 to 1960.

Now let’s wait and watch what Manisha has to say about the former governor’s story. Until then you guys stay tuned.

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