Kathmandu. The Supreme Court has received a writ petition demanding the dismissal of Rastriya Swatantra Party leader Rabi Lamichhane from his position as a member of the House of Representatives.
The writ, submitted by Yuvraj Safal to the constitutional bench, also demands that Lamichhane be fired from his position as RSP’s director.
The writ has named as defendants Rabi Lamichhane, the Rastriya Swatantra Party, the Election Commission, the Federal Parliament, and the District Administration Office of Kathmandu.
- Resham Chaudhary will be released by decree presented by interim administration
- Manoj Prabhakar, the cricket coach, will leave
According to the petition, Lamichhane did not legally acquire his Nepali citizenship after winning election as a representative for Chitwan-2 on November 20.
The petitioner further asserts that by allowing someone who was not a legitimate citizen of Nepal to form a party and run for office, the Election Commission gravely violated the constitution and laws.
Because Lamichhane is deemed unfit to serve as a member of the House of Representatives, the Election Commission has filed a writ petition seeking an injunction to have him removed from office.