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 more than 700 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 appeared to be gradually gaining the upper hand on Tuesday.
As per the latest update, Dahal is ahead of Subedi by 704 votes. She has secured 8,042 votes while Subedi is at 7,338. The rebel candidate of Nepali Congress (NC) Jagannath Paudel is third at 3,793 with 23,085 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 9,697 votes while Gurung is a distant second at 6,034.
Published Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 23:49:00