Kathmandu: The Supreme Court has refused to issue an interim order on the citizenship dispute of National Freedom Party Chairman Ravi Lamichhane. Lamichhane, who was elected as a member of the House of Representatives from Chitwan-2, filed a writ in the Supreme Court demanding action against him for using his Nepali citizenship illegally.
On Wednesday, the Constitutional Bench of Chief Justice Harikrishna Karki, Judges Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada, Anand Mohan Bhattarai, Anil Kumar Sinha and Prakashman Singh Raut refused to grant an interim order to the MPs. Lamichhane’s oath was demanded to be stopped by saying that he was unfit to become a member of Parliament.
While hearing the writ, the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court has ordered to bring both the parties together for discussion.
Since the Supreme Court didn’t give an interim order, the way has been opened for Ravi to take the oath of parliament.