DPM Thapa slams rumours
KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa has dismissed the rumours that the government was mulling to expel Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae.
Some media speculations regarding Nepal government mulling expulsion of Indian Ambassador Rae is baseless and aimed at damaging Nepal-India relation, Thapa tweeted on Sunday evening.
Some media speculations regarding Nepal govt mulling expulsion of Indian Ambassador Ray is baseless n aimed at damaging Nepal-India relation
— Kamal Thapa (@KTnepal) May 8, 2016
The government on Friday had decided to recall Nepal's Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, on the charge of non-cooperation and working against Nepal's interests.
Sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Ambassador Upadhyay had "confronted" with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli regarding the cancellation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari's scheduled visit to India.
Thapa, however, told the House on Saturday that the decision to recall was not made in reaction to Oli-Upadhyay conversation.