Nepali Congress concerned over govt's decision to recall envoy Upadhyaya

KATHMANDU: The main opposition party Nepali Congress on Saturday expressed dissatisfaction over the government's decision to recall Nepal's Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyaya.

Seeking time at the Legislature-Parliament meeting, NC leader Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat said that the government's decision to recall Nepal's Ambassador to India Upadhyaya accusing him of working against Nepal’s interests was a mistake.

He also sought clarification from the government on the same.

Mahat said that the government had accused the Upadhyaya of engaging to change the government.

He made it clear that the subject relating to change the government was related to the sovereign Parliament and  it was fully wrong to internationalise the issue by linking it up with the ambassador, according to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti.

The government on Friday had decided to recall Upadhyaya on charge of non-cooperation and working against Nepal’s interests.

Upadhyaya, who was a Nepali Congress leader prior to his appointment as ambassador, is also accused of being involved in attempts to topple the incumbent government.

It has been learned that Ambassador Upadhyaya had confronted with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli regarding the cancellation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari's scheduled visit to India.

He also drew the government's attention towards a fracas emanating in the national and international communities in relation to the Ncell.

Lawmaker Mahat said that government should make it clear why it was promoting the trend of evading tax without fulfilling the state's responsibility.

UDMF boycotts House meet today as well

Meanwhile, the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) boycotted the Parliament meeting today as well.

After the meeting started, Sadbhawana Party leader Nar Singh Chaudhary accused the government and major political parties of not paying attention towards addressing the demands raised by the UDMF.

He said that UDMF would not take part in the House meeting until the government committed to address the demands.


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