Ambassador Upadhyay resigns  to contest election  

Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 6 October) – Nepal’s Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday has submitted his resignation to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara.

Tendering his resignation Ambassador Upadhyay said that he decided to resign to get back to social life through active politics. Upadhyay is contesting parliamentary election from his home district Kapilbastu.

After holding consultations with Prime Minister and Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba, he decided to join politics again leaving diplomatic responsibility.

Appointed from the Nepali Congress quota during the Sushil Koirala-led government in April 2015, Upadhyay was recalled from the Delhi mission by subsequent government headed by the CPN-UML’s KP Sharma Oli in May 2016 on charge of working against the country’s interest.Moreover he visited disputed border at a time when the blockade was imposed to Nepal by India expressing dissatisfaction to the constitution of Nepal without informing the MOFA.

He was reappointed Ambassador by the next government led by CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Pushpa Kamal Dahal in September, 2016.  His reappointement had been highly appreciated by Indian authorities.

 

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