On June 21, at the occasion of the International Yoga Day, the Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli claimed that Yoga originated in Nepal, and not in India. He made the statement while addressing a program held at his residence Baluwatar on the occasion of International Yoga Day and also claimed that Indian experts have been hiding facts about it.
The PM said, “India that exists now wasn’t there in the past. India at that time was divided into different factions,” caretaker PM Oli said. “Divided into factions, India at that time was like a continent or sub-continent”.
However, even before this statement, in the month of July, last year, the PM made another claim that Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, is in Nepal and Lord Rama was Nepali.