Manisha Koirala earns flak after showing support for Nepal’s controversial new map; Governor Swaraj reminds her of bond between India and Nepal

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The new map released by Nepal shows areas such as Lipulekh and Kalapani under its territory. Post that, Manisha Koirala, who is a Nepali national and has worked in Bollywood for almost 30 years, tweeted in its support of the controversial new Nepalese map. “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,” Manisha wrote in her tweet. 

However, Manisha’s tweet did not go down well with Indians on Twitter. “Pls go and earn in nepali film industry,” read a tweet, while other wrote, "You are supporting the illegal map of Nepal to support India instead of you on such an issue which makes your identity from India. The Indian film industry gave you a lot of fame and money and that how you repay us #bycott_mkoirala."

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Now just Twitter users, Swaraj Kaushal, criminal lawyer and husband of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, too responded to her in a series of tweets and even reminded her of the bond between India and Nepal. Telling Manisha a story about the "difficult situations" that he has "seen together" with her family, 

Further elaborating on the "glorious traditions" of Manisha's family, Governor Swaraj added that he is also aware of her "family struggle", saying, I"n 1973, I was also in Nepal for many weeks and reached the inner bailey of the palace. We were with you in your struggle for democracy. There was nothing for India or Indians. Once you settled with the King, there was nothing that we wanted. When we learnt of your views as an MP, we were upset. But we thought these were compulsions of Nepali politics."

However, his main concern was that she should not have brought in China between India and Nepal. "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," he signed off by saying.

(Source: Twitter)

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