Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has once again started a controversy by claiming that “yoga originated in Nepal and not in India.” He added that India ‘wasn’t around’ when Yoga started in the world. “Yoga originated in Nepal, not in India. At the time when Yoga came into existence, there was no existence of India; it was divided into factions,” PM Oli was quoted as saying by ANI.
He made the statement on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Monday in Kathmandu. Moreover, he accused Indian experts of hiding facts about it.
Following PM Oli’s claim, social media was flooded with hilarious reactions. Here’s what Twitter users have to say about his new claim:
In 2020, Oli had made another startling claim that Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, was actually in Nepal and thus, the deity, too, was from the country. “Although real Ayodhya lies at Thori, a city in the west of Birgunj, India has claimed that Lord Rama was born there.
Due to these continuous claims even we have believed that deity Sita got married to Prince Rama of India. However, in reality, Ayodhya is a village lying west of Birgunj,” a report quoted PM Oli as saying. PM Oli also accused India of cultural encroachment by “creating a fake Ayodhya.”