Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Lamichhane tenders resignation

Published On: January 27, 2023 07:56 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has stepped down from the post after the Supreme Court dismissed him from the post.

His resignation came shortly after Supreme Court found him guilty over passport and citizenship case. According to his Personal Secretariat, Lamichhane reached Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Baluwatar and tendered his resignation on Friday evening.

Talking to media persons, Lamichhane said that he will abide by the verdict of apex court. He also asked the media to not to ask further questions as he was a ‘non-citizen.’

Earlier, the apex court had stripped his position as a lawmaker, arguing that Lamichhane had not initiated a process to take Nepali citizenship certificate after renouncing the US citizenship. 

Advocate Rabi Raj Basaula and others had filed a writ petition at the apex court arguing that Lamichhane was not qualified to become a member of parliament. 


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