Recalling was political decision so no comment: 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, said he did not have anything to say about the political decision to recall him.

According to him, he had taken the decision easily.

Upadhyay with his wife returned home today.

Talking to media at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon his arrival, Upadhyay maintained that he did his best to strengthen Nepal-India ties while working in the New Delhi mission for last 13 months.

According to him, 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.

"(But) Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not mentioned any reason behind my recall," he lamented.

Upadhyay commented it was a sad incident that President Bidya Devi Bhandari's visit to India was cancelled at the last moment.

He, however, maintained such few incidents would not affect the bilateral relation in the long run.

Hinting that he would become active in politics again, Upadhyay said, "I will move ahead in consultation with my friends."

Upadhyay was a central leader of Nepali Congress before taking up the diplomatic responsibility. He is a former minister also.

(With inputs from the Rastriya Samachar Samiti)