Pokhara, January 6
Speaker of the Gandaki Provincial Assembly has stated that he will not administer the oath of office and secrecy to Assembly member Rajeev Gurung aka Deepak Manange saying it will be illegal.
Notorious gangster Manange had won the provincial legislative seat from Manang district during the 2017 polls as an independent candidate.
He was in judicial custody for past few months, but was recently released by a Supreme Court order.
Following the release, he had filed an application demanding that he be sworn in.
However, a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the Assembly held today decided against his application. Speaker Netra Nath Adhikari said administering the oath to Manange would be illegal as he was convicted of murder by the Patan High Court.
Meanwhile, the winter session of Assembly is beginning in Pokhara on Monday.