Will he resign as lawmaker?

KATHMANDU: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) expects rape-accused Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who resigned from his post of speaker on Tuesday, to ‘use his wisdom’ when it comes to putting in his papers as member of the House of Representatives.

The NCP had advised him to resign from both his posts on Tuesday. When asked whether the party would direct Mahara to resign, NCP Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said the party had already decided on the matter. “He has resigned as speaker.

We expect him to use his wisdom in line with the party’s advice,” Shrestha told THT. According to a senior NCP lawmaker, Mahara could not resign from both the posts in one resignation letter. The leader said that as per rules the speaker should tender resignation to the deputy speaker, while a lawmaker should tender resignation to the speaker.

“Now that he’s resigned from speaker’s post, the deputy speaker will chair the HoR.

This means he will have to tender his resignation as lawmaker to deputy speaker,” said the NCP leader. “We hope he will use his conscience.”