Constitutional Bench Starts Hearing On Lamichhane's Citizenship Dispute • Osvevo

Constitutional bench starts hearing on Lamichhane’s citizenship dispute

LC (KTM) January 06, 2023

The hearing on dispute on citizenship identity card of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Rabi Lamichhane has started in the Constitutional bench today.

The case has been enlisted in the first number of the cases to be presented in today’s benches of Acting Chief Justice Hari Krishna Karki, Justices Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, Dr Aananda Mohan Bhattari, Anil Kumar Singha and Prakashman Singh Raut.
The Constitutional bench on December 21, 2022 held a hearing on this case and decided that discussion between the two sides will be held today on whether to issue interim order or not.

Debate will be held today whether to issue interim order or not. Advocates Rabiraj Basaula and Yuwaraj Poudel among others had filed a writ petition raising question on the qualification of the Deputy Prime Minister Lamichhane’s election to House of Representatives member who is also chairperson of Rastriya Swatantra Party.

The writ petition demanded scrapping parliamentarian post of Deputy PM Lamichhane stating that Lamichhane ran a political party without obtaining Nepali citizenship and got elected to HoR without competing in the election.

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