Mayor Shah’s supporters organise rally to thank Kathmandu votersSpeaking at the rally, Shah said that he viewed the win in the local elections not as a victory but as an opportunity to begin work in the metropolis.
Supporters of Balendra Shah, the newly-elected mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, organised a rally to congratulate Shah on his victory.
The victory rally started from the National Assembly Hall in Pradarshani Marga in the morning and wound its way through the city and culminated at Khula Manch.
Shah, who had filed his mayoral candidacy for the post as an independent candidate, defeated Srijana Singh of the Nepali Congress by a margin of 23,426 votes. Shah secured 61,767 votes while Singh got 38,341 votes. Likewise, the two-time mayor of the metropolis Keshav Sthapit, a candidate from the CPN-UML, garnered 38,117 votes.
On Friday morning, Shah had reached the National Assembly Hall in Pradarshani Marga to receive the certificate after being elected Kathmandu’s mayor.
Speaking at the rally, Shah said that he viewed the win in the local elections not as a victory but as an opportunity to begin work in the metropolis. “We have taken this win not as our victory but as an opportunity to work,” said Shah. “We will work towards implementing our vision and agenda in the coming days.”
Shah’s team said that the rally was being organised to thank the voters of Kathmandu for showing their support.
Here are some photos of the rally taken by Post’s photographer Elite Joshi.