Recalling, political decision, Nepal-India ties, Deep Kumar Upadhyay

Kathmandu: Nepal’s former Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, who was recalled by the government from the Nepali diplomatic mission in New Delhi, has said that he had nothing to say about the political decision to recall him.

Upon arrival at his home country with his wife today, Upadhyay maintained that he did his best to strengthen Nepal-India ties while working in New Delhi for the last 13 months, reports the Himalayan Times.

Talking to the media at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon his arrival, he said that he also took initiatives to end the obstruction in supply of petroleum products to Nepal after the promulgation of the Constitution in September last year.

He, however, lamented that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not mention any reason behind his recall.

Commenting on President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s visit to India that was cancelled at the last moment, he said that it was a sad incident.

Upadhyay, who was a central leader of Nepali Congress before taking up the diplomatic responsibility, maintained such few incidents would not affect the bilateral relations in the long-run.

He hinted that he would become active in politics and said that he would move ahead in consultation with his friends. (ANI)