Cancelled on May 13 due to rigging, voting underway in a Bajura unit

Kathmandu, July 7

A local unit of the Bajura district in Sudurpaschim is conducting voting on Thursday under the local elections.

Whereas all the local units across the country conducted voting on May 13, it had been cancelled in a few places due to violence. The Election Commission has already published the results of all other 752 local units except the Budhiganga municipality in Bajura.

The commission had decided to redo the elections there after a field study, during which it found that the voting on May 13 was rigged.

As Budhiganga goes to vote today, candidates of the CPN-UML and the Nepali Congress are vying for the municipal leadership there. UML’s Ram Bahadur Baniya and Nepali Congress’ Ranga Khati have filed nominations for the mayoral position.

Chief District Officer Prakash Chandra Adhikari says the voting is ongoing peacefully at all 10 polling stations in the local unit.

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