19 May, Damauli: Nepali Congress candidate Kisan Gurung has won the mayoral post in Shuklagandaki Municipality in Tanahun while Mekh Bahadur Thapa of CPN (UML) bagged the post of deputy mayor.

Gurung got 9,424 votes while his rival Ram Chandra Upadhyay of CPN (UML) won 8,705 votes.

UML’s Sabita Rasaili won the post of deputy mayor with 8,983 votes while her nearest rival Sarbada Khanal of Maoist Centre got 7,436 votes.

Of the 12 wards in the municipality, UML has won 7 seats, NC won 3 while Maoist emerged victorious in two wards.
Likewise, Mekh Bahadur Gurung of CPN (UML) won the mayoral post in Bhimad Municipality by securing 6,464 votes. His nearest rival Pushpa Parajuli of NC got 6,080 votes.

Sharada Khanal of UML has been elected the deputy mayor of the municipality with 6,712 votes against her rival Indira Khanal of NC. Indira got 5,777 votes.

Similarly, Ran Bahadur Rana of CPN (UML) has been elected the chair of Ghiring Rural Municipality with 3,730 votes. Rana defeated NC’s Bishnubir Thapa.

UML’s Sarswati Ghimire was elected the vice-chair of the rural municipality with 3,713 votes, defeating NC’s Nirjala Aryal. Aryal got 2762 votes. RSS