Baglung, Nov. 23: Chitra Bahadur KC of Rastriya Janamorcha has won the election to the Member of the House of Representatives (HoR) from the Baglung electoral constituency-1.
KC, the common candidate of the ruling party alliance secured 21,451 votes to defeat his nearest competitor from the CPN (UML) Surya Pathak, by 2,626, according to Chief Election Officer Dr Diwakar Bhatta. Pathak obtained 18,525 followed by 9,181 by Khimananda Kandel of Rastriya Swatantra Party.
The octogenarian is entering the parliament for the fourth time. He was the winning candidate in the 1999 general election and 2008 Constituent Assembly election. He was a member in 2013 (second) Constituent Assembly from the Proportional Representation system and did not compete in the 2017 election. He had, however, lost the 1994 mid-term election.
He was appointed the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation on November 5, 2015, at the age of 75.
He is well-known among the people as a leader with high oratory skills. He had spent 19 years in his life underground and nine months in jail.