Cannot compromise National security in name of maintaining relationship with neighbours: PM Oli

| Updated: Jul 14, 2016 22:32 IST

Kathmandu, July 14 (ANI): Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, who faces a no-confidence motion in the parliament on Thursday, said that he cannot compromise on national security in the name of maintaining cordial relationship with neighbours. "Maintaining good relation with neighbouring countries is an important aspect of national security. But we cannot jeopardize nationality for its sake," the Kathmandu Post quoted him, as saying. Addressing a programme of National Security Seminar in Kathmandu, Oli said that he won't let his country be used against others. Oli said the issue of national security was not related to any particular person or party but of the country as a whole. "Competition should be for various other issues.But not on national security," he added. Taking about the Tarai protests, Oli asserted that the new constitution had not discriminated anyone. He said his government was ready to redraw the federal boundaries as per the demand of Tarai-based political parties, based on justifiable drawings. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal were also invited to the seminar but they opted to boycott it.(ANI)