Nepal’s Supreme Court has ruled that deputy prime minister Rabi Lamichhane stood for election with invalid citizenship papers, annulling his status as an MP.
Nepal deputy PM loses job over citizenship
Nepal’s Supreme Court has removed the country’s deputy prime minister from office and from his parliamentary seat for violating citizenship laws.
Rabi Lamichhane had become deputy prime minister and the powerful home minster after his newly formed party joined the coalition government last month.
He was once a United States citizen but gave it up after returning to Nepal.
The court ruled that after he took up US citizenship he was no longer a Nepali national, and that after abandoning his US citizenship he did not reapply for Nepali nationality.