<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Nepal has re-appointed Deep Kumar Upadhyay as its envoy to India on Sunday, nearly six months after he was recalled by the previous KP Oli-led government over charges of ”non-cooperation” and indulging in ”anti-government” activities.Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari yesterday appointed Upadhyay as Ambassador to India while also naming Leela Mani Paudyal as envoy to China, according to a statement issued by the President”s Office. Upadhyay would enjoy the diplomatic ranking of a Cabinet Minister, according to the statement. Upadhyay, who was serving as Nepal”s Ambassador to India since April 2015, was suddenly recalled by the erstwhile Oli government on May 6.The Oli-led government had levelled three charges against Upadhyaya to justify its decision to recall him and officials had said he was working ”against national interest”. Upadhyay, a leader of Nepali Congress, was seen as the first casualty of the cancellation of Nepalese President Bhandari’s planned visit to India. Paudyal is a former Chief Secretary of the government of Nepal.The Council of Ministers on September 1 had?recommended the duo?for the key diplomatic outposts in Nepal”s neighbourhood.
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