Renu Dahal of CPN (Maoist Center) has further extended her lead over CPN-UML’s Bijay Subedi in the election for mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City to almost 1,600 votes.
Subedi, who is supported by RPP, and the common candidate of ruling coalition Dahal have taken turns at the top since the start of vote counting. However, Dahal appears to be gradually gaining the upper hand.
As per the latest update, Dahal is ahead of Subedi by 1,589 votes. She has secured 9,758 votes while Subedi is at 8,169. The rebel candidate of Nepali Congress (NC) Jagannath Paudel is third at 4,416 with 26,959 votes counted until now.
In the race for deputy mayor, NC candidate Chitrasen Adhikari has maintained a big lead over RPP’s Himala Gurung. Adhikari has secured 11,685 votes while Gurung is a distant second at 6,674.
Published Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 09:18:00