Left alliance claims all Baglung seatsThe left alliance has won all the seats—two of federal parliament and four of provincial assembly—in Baglung district.
The left alliance has won all the seats—two of federal parliament and four of provincial assembly—in Baglung district.
In Constituency-1, CPN-UML candidate Surya Prasad Pathak was elected federal parliament member with 33,357 votes while his nearest contender Champa Devi Khadka of the Nepali Congress received 20,616 votes. In Constituency-2, CPN (Maoist Centre) candidate Devendra Poudel won with 28,827 votes while his closet rival Nar Bahadur Pun of the NC mustered 19,905 votes.
UML candidate Indra Lal Sapkota was elected provincial assembly member in Constituency-1 (A) and the Maoist Centre candidate was elected provincial assembly member in Constituency-2 (B). Rastriya Janamorcha candidate Krishna Thapa was elected provincial assembly member in Constituency-1 (B) while Rastriya Janamorcha candidate Tek Bahadur Gharti secured his seat on the provincial assembly from Constituency-2 (B).
Of the total 108,000 votes, the left alliance secured 62,000. Indralal Sapkota, the UML district chairman, said the left alliance maintained its dominance in the district.
In the past elections, the NC had registered victory with 40 percent votes as the UML, the Maoist Centre and the Rastriya Janamorcha contested the polls separately. In
the last five elections to the House of Representatives, the NC had won one seat out of three in the district.
Maoist Centre leader Devendra Paudel said the left alliance should work in favour of the people. “If we can’t work hard, we will lose public trust,” said Paudel. The left alliance candidates also pledged to work for economic development of the district from the same forum after they were declared winners.