Vote counting halted in Gachhadar’s constituency after UML complains of rigging

Dharan, December 11 Vote counting has been halted in Sunsari-3, where Deputy Prime Minister and Nepali Congress leader Bijay Kumar Gachhadar is struggling to make a win against CPN-UML leader Bhagawati Chaudhary. So far, 64,231 votes have been counted. Chaudhary has received 29,326 votes and is closely followed by Gachhadar, who has 29,171 votes so […]

Arzu Rana says she will help her opponent become minister

Dhangadhi, December 11 Nepali Congress leader and the wife of outgoing Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Arzu Rana Deuba, says she will take initiatives to make her rival candidate Narad Muni Rana Tharu become a minister in the new government. Deuba says Tharu needs to become the minister in order to develop his constituency and […]

Maoists fail to win single seat in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, December 11 Despite theĀ  support of CPN-UML in all constituencies, CPN-Maoist Centre’s candidates in Kathmandu district have failed to win a single seat. The party, which partnered with the UML across the country, had fielded three House of Representatives candidates on behalf of the leftist alliance: Anil Sharma in Kathmandu-1, Jhakku Prasad Subedi in […]

Key architects of leftist alliance lose amidst nationwide communist wave

Kathmandu, December 10 While the leftist alliance consisting of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre is heading to a historic win in the House of Representatives elections, two key architects of the alliance have lost the polls in their own constituencies. UML’s Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam and CPN-Maoist Centre’s senior leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha lost the polls. Both […]

‘Would-be PM’ Oli says he will make Nepal a model of development

Kathmandu, December 10 CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who is poised to be elected the Prime Minister as his party is leading the House of Representatives vote count, says his party will make Nepal a model of development and prosperity. Congratulating his constituency’s newly elected lawmaker and UML leader Mahesh Basnet at his own residence […]

PR vote count: Nepali Congress follows UML in preliminary update

Kathmandu, December 10 The first update on results of proportional representation elections for House of Representatives and provincial assemblies has been out, in which the CPN-UML is in the lead followed by the Nepali Congress. The CPN-Maoist Centre, which has been the second force in the first-past-the-post results announced so far, is in the third […]