Ruling alliance, RPP defeat UML in Damak Municipality | Ratopati

KATHMANDU, May 20: Mayoral candidate of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Ram Thapa has been elected mayor of Damak Municipality, Jhapa.

Jhapa is the home district of KP Sharma Oli, the chairperson of CPN-UML and the party was confident of winning there. But to Oli’s surprise, RRP has thrashed UML by 559 votes in the recently held local level polls.

Thapa was elected mayor of Damak Municipality securing 17,525 votes while his nearest contender Gita Kumari Adhikari of CPN-UML garnered 16,966 votes.

Likewise, Regina Bhattarai of Nepali Congress has been elected in the post of deputy mayor of the municipality with 17,072 votes. Her nearest contender was Ambika Prasad Khanal securing 16,574 votes.

The ruling alliance and the RPP had forged an electoral alliance in Damak to defeat UML.


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