June 6, 2023

These days it has become a trend to curse India for everything in Nepal. Even the Communist Party government in Nepal has started cursing India for the floods, while the fact is that sudden release of large amounts of water from the neighboring country causes huge devastation in North Bihar every year. Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa in KP Sharma Oli government engaged in inciting anti-India sentiments has now blamed India for the floods.  

According to a report by Nepali media house Kantipur, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa said on Monday that India has stopped the drainage and submerged Nepal by constructing roads and other infrastructure parallel to the border. He also accused India of interfering in rivers flowing through Nepal and violating treaties.  

In a meeting of the Public Administration and Good Governance Committee of the House of Representatives, Thapa said that since India has built roads parallel to the border, the Terai region is flooded. If there is no way out, Nepal will be completely drowned. They built dams and embankments to protect themselves, but are a threat to Nepal. The minister said that there was discussion in this also in both countries but no solution was found. He said that the issue was also raised during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Minister Thapa said that India should provide drainage of water to prevent Nepal from sinking. During the discussion of the committee, MPs said that India has stopped rainwater drainage by constructing roads from East Mechi to West Mahakali on Nepal border. Nepal is submerged due to the dams built by India.

Significantly, the continuous rains in the Saptakoshi mountainous region in Nepal have created flood conditions in the Terai region. The danger of flooding has arisen as the water level in Saptakosi river rises considerably. Nepal has released a lot of water towards India, which has again created flood situation in North Bihar. The water level in most rivers including Kosi, Kamla, Gandak has crossed the danger mark.