Supreme Court bars seven non-parliamentary members from serving as ministers

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order barring seven non-member of parliaments (MPs) from serving as Ministers.

A single bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JBR today issued an interim order restraining non-MPs Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Lekh Raj Bhatt, Prabhu Sah, Gaurishankar Chaudhary, Mani Thapa and Dawa Lama from taking any action/activities as Ministers.

After a preliminary hearing on the writ petitions filed by advocates Kapil Dev Dhakal and Biraj Thapa, the bench of Rana ruled that one could become Minister for six months after losing the MP post and would automatically lose the Ministerial position if he/she is does not become member of the parliament by then.

With this verdict, aforementioned seven now be able to become a minister only after being elected to the House of Representatives or the National Assembly.

Fiscal Nepal |
Thursday May 20, 2021, 03:35:32 PM |

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