Here’s how mayoral candidates are faring in metropolitan citiesAlliance candidates have maintained leads in five, with Balendra Shah, an independent candidate, leading in Kathmandu. UML trailing in all six.
In five of the six metropolitan cities, mayoral candidates of the ruling alliance have maintained leads as of Sunday evening, with a 32-year-old independent candidate creating quite a buzz in Kathmandu Metropolitan City, also the federal capital. CPN-UML’s candidates are trailing in all the metropolitan cities.
Here is the latest update on the mayoral race in the six metropolitan cities of the country.
In Biratnagar, Nagesh Koirala of the Nepali Congress is leading with 3278 votes, while CPN-UML’s Sagar Kumar Thapa is trailing with 2,347 votes.
In Birgunj, Rajesh Man Singh of the Janata Samajbadi Party is leading with 2,832 votes while Bijay Sarawagai of the UML trailing with 1,286 votes.
In Kathmandu, independent candidate Balendra Shah has stretched his lead by 2,022 votes. Shah has secured 4,259 votes while UML’s Keshav Sthapit has garnered 2,237 votes.
In Lalitpur, Nepali Congress’ Chiribabu Maharjan has maintained an initial lead with 1,281 votes. UML’s Hari Krishna Byanjnakar has secured 551 votes.
In Pokhara, Dhanraj Acharya of the CPN (Unified Socialist) is leading with 1,349 votes. His close competitor is UML’ Krishna Bahadur Thapa who has secured 1,250 votes.
In Bharatpur, the most talked about metropolitan city this local election, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Renu Dahal is leading. She has secured 2,425 votes against Vijay Subedi of the UML who has garnered 2,423 votes.