Recall of Ambassador Upadhyaya vindictive: Nepali Congress


Kathmandu, May 7Main opposition party Nepali Congress has raised its serious objections to the government’s decision in recalling Nepal’s ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyaya.

Terming the government’s step to be irresponsible and vindictive NC has demanded the government to furnish a reply in the parliament.

On Saturday’s parliament meeting NC leader and Former Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat requested the Speaker to allow him time to speak and alleged the government of unnecessarily internationalising internal affairs with the decision to recall the ambassador. “The ambassador has been alleged to have involved in conspiracy to change the regime in cahoots with the NC,” Mahat said. “Prachanda has been criticising the government. Has the government any guts to take action against him?”

Remembering Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachchedar’s comments on Friday that this government will be toppled after three months Mahat said, “Is the prime minister sacking the deputy prime minister from the coalition?”

Government’s immature step of recalling the ambassador will create a dangerous problem in ties between two countries, Mahat said.

“Prachanda should clarify in the House if Ambassador Upadhyaya had incited him against the government,” he said, “This immature behaviour of the government will weaken the country’s status.” He demanded the government to be serious in foreign affairs.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa has prepared to answer opposition’s questions on behalf of the government in the parliament.