Rabi Lamichhane’s supporters stage protest in KathmanduProtestors marched from Maitighar Mandala to New Baneshwar demanding the Supreme Court revoke its verdict on Lamichhane’s citizenship.
Supporters of Rabi Lamichhane on Saturday staged a protest in the Capital in his support.
The protestors marched from Maitighar Mandala to New Baneshwar chanting slogans demanding the Supreme Court revoke its verdict to strip Lamichhane of all posts over his citizenship.
The Supreme Court on Friday scrapped Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Rabi Lamichhane’s status as a member of the House of Representatives saying that he didn’t have valid Nepali citizenship. The Constitutional Bench said that his failure to re-acquire Nepali citizenship after renouncing his United States citizenship prevented him from becoming a national lawmaker.
Hours after the Supreme Court verdict, Lamichhane tendered his resignation as a minister, which Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal approved. Not only did he lose the ministerial berth but also the presidency of his Rastriya Swatantra Party.