Constitutional bench starts hearing on Lamichhane’s citizenship dispute

The hearing on the dispute on the 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 Bhattarai, Anil Kumar Singha and Prakashman Singh Raut.

The Constitutional bench on December 21, 2022, held a hearing on this case and decided that a discussion between the two sides will be held today on whether to issue interim order or not.

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

The writ petition demanded the scrapping of the 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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