Allegations baseless, says Upadhyay

Kathmandu, May 9

Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay, who the government decided to recall on Friday, shared his dismay over the ‘unfounded allegations’ against him, particularly from the close aides of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Upadhyay said he was wondering why they made him a scapegoat, when he was working to ‘defend and promote Nepal’s national interests and improving bilateral ties.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent an official letter to Ambassador Upadhyay, informing his recall in accordance with a Cabinet decision taken on Friday, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tara Prasad Pokharel. In the letter, Upadhyay was instructed to return home within a deadline of 15 days.

“I don’t think I should speak about the baseless allegations,” he said.