KATHMANDU, May 20: Renu Dahal, a mayoral candidate of CPN (Maoist Center) backed by the Nepali Congress, has been maintaining her lead in the vote count in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.
Of 56,845 votes counted so far, Dahal has secured 21,492 votes.
Her nearest contender Bijay Subedi of CPN-UML has garnered 18,270 votes.
Likewise, Jagannath Pudel, a rebel candidate of Nepali Congress has got 8,133 votes so far.
Similarly, Chirtasen Adhikari, deputy-mayoral candidate of Nepali Congress garnered 23,861 votes followed by Himala Gurung of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) with 14,028 votes.