Pokhara, October 12
Gangster-turned-politician Rajeev Gurung aka Deepak Manange has been elected a member of the Gandaki Provincial Assembly unopposed, representing Manang’s constituency B.
Manange had filed his nomination for the election to be held on November 20 with the CPN-UML support. Later, the Nepali Congress also extended its support to him.
However, Manange was challenged by another independent candidate, Dorje Lama. But, Lama today decided to withdraw his name.
Now, Manange will be declared elected unopposed after completing formalities, informs the constituency’s returning officer Uttam Siluwal.
In the 2017 elections also, Manange won the election with UML backing. However, he switched sides to remain a minister in the government of the Nepali Congress-led alliance.