Recalled Nepal envoy says charges against him false

(From agencies)

Nepal’s ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay accused his government of levelling false charges against him.

Deep Kumar Upadhyay

Deep Kumar Upadhyay

Upadhyay was recalled by the government on Friday for allegedly colluding with India to topple the KP Oli government back home.

He told an Indian newspaper that he never accompanied the Indian envoy to the Terai region as has been alleged by the Nepalese government.

Kathmandu’s recall order came after he resisted the government’s decision to postpone President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s visit to India. He said it was going to hurt ties with India.

Curiously, he continues to stay put in his post in Delhi.

“We have not received any official communication from Kathmandu over ambassador’s recall. What we know is only through media. So he very much remains in his current position,” sources in the Nepal embassy said.

Nepal had on Saturday cancelled the visit of its President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to India hardly 72 hours before her departure for Delhi.

Though no reason was assigned for cancellation of the trip, it was believed to indicate Nepal’s unhappiness with India over its alleged meddling in the internal affairs of the Himalayan nation.

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