NC continues to lead vote counts


Kathmandu, Nov. 24: The ruling Nepali Congress continued to lead the vote counting in both the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assemblies (PAs) while the CPN-UML is trailing behind the NC. 

However, the CPN-UML has been leading in the tally in early proportional representation (PR) vote counting in both HoR and PAs, with more than 298,974 votes so far.

The NC has already bagged 18 seats of 165 seats in HoR, whereas CPN-UML has secured victory in six seats and CPN (Maoist Centre) has won two seats while the newly emerged Rastriya Swatantra Party led by Ravi Lamichhane has secured four seats of Kathmandu.

Similarly, CPN (Unified Socialist) Janata Samajwadi Party and Janamat Party have secured victory in one HoR seat each. 

NC has secured 21 PA seats. The data updated by the EC till 8:00 pm Wednesday shows that the NC has secured four seats in Province 1, one in Madhes Province, eight in Bagmati Province, three in Gandaki Province, two each in Lumbini and Karnali and one in Sudurpaschim Province. 

Likewise, CPN-UML has secured victory in eight seats of PAs. The party has secured four seats in Bagmati, two each in Gandaki and Lumbini Province. 

Meanwhile, CPN (MC) has secured two seats in Province 1, two seats in Madhes Province, one seat each in Bagmati Province, Gandaki, Lumbini and Sudurpaschim. 

CPN (Unified Socialist) has secured one each seat in Madhes and Bagmati Province.  Meanwhile, the Janamat Party led by free Madhes activist CK Raut has secured three seats in Madhesh Province. 

Raut, who had been demanding for a separate Madhesi state for nearly a decade, entered mainstream politics in 2019, after signing an agreement with the then PM KP Sharma Oli-led government. 

In the same way, Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal has secured one seat and is leading in eight constituencies in Madhes Province, while Loktantrik Samajwadi Party has secured one seat and leading in four constituencies of the province. 

Of the 10 seats of the HoR to be elected from Kathmandu, NC won five and Rastriya Swatantra Party four. One seat went to the CPN-UML.

Sobita Gautam, Shishir Khanal, Ganesh Parajuli, and Biraj Bhakta Shrestha of RSP secured victories in Kathmandu 2, 6, 7 and 8 respectively. 

Gautam, 27, secured her victory by defeating former House Speaker and leader of CPN (Maoist Centre), Onsari Gharti, a common candidate of the ruling alliance. 

Likewise, 43-year-old Parajuli emerged victorious in Kathmandu 7 against the UML’s candidate Shyam Kumar Ghimire and a common candidate of the ruling alliance, Manushi Yami Bhattarai.  

Similarly, 41-year-old Shrestha secured his victory in Kathmandu 8 defeating the CPN (Unified Socialist)’s Jiwan Ram Shrestha, incumbent Tourism Minister.

Khanal emerged victorious in Kathmandu 6 leaving behind the candidates of CPN-UML Sarbendra Khanal and Nepali Congress candidate Bhimsen Das Pradhan. 

Likewise, the ruling Nepali Congress won in 1, 3, 4, 5 and 10. 

NC’s candidate Prakash Man Singh was elected HoR member from Kathmandu 1, Santosh Chalise from Kathmandu 3, Gagan Kumar Thapa from Kathmandu 4, Pradeep Poudel from Kathmandu 5, and Rajendra Kumar K.C. from Kathmandu-10. 

Likewise, Krishna Gopal Shrestha of UML has been elected from Kathmandu 9.

In 2017 election, the CPN-UML had secured victories in six constituencies and NC four constituency of Kathmandu. 

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