On an intricate case related to the question of citizenship of Rabi Lamichhane, chair of Rashtriya Swotantra Party (RSP) and Deputy PM and Home Minister, has finally been decided by the Supreme Court. Rabi is declared to be a non-Nepali, no citizen of Nepal.
The court decided that though Lamichhane gave up his American citizenship, he failed to follow the due procedure of re-gaining Nepali citizenship.
The Constitutional Jury led by Acting Chief Justice Hari Krisgna Karki and consisting of justices Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha, Ishwar Khatiwada, Aananda Mohan Bhattarai and Anil Sinha gave the verdict against Lamichhane.
What next for Rabi?
“I have veen rendered citizenshiplessness. I will respect the verdict of the Supreme Court. Why do you question me, who is now a non-citizen? I don’t know. I am no longer the party chair, I am nobody. I am currently identitiless” Rabi said, exiting his ministry office.