The main opposition leader and former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has clarified that he did not meet India’s foreign intelligence unit, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Samanta Goel recently.
Amid reports that Goel secretly met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and some former prime ministers, two former PMs besides Deuba–Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal–have also refuted reports about their meeting with Goel. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s secretariat, however, has confirmed the meeting.
Deuba’s personal secretary Bhanu Deuba says no meeting took place as reported.
Goel had arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening and returned to New Delhi on Thursday morning, according to reports.