Sajha Party fares badly in Itahari

(L-R) Sajha Party leaders Tara Kafle and Prakash Chandra Pariyar. Photo: Sajha Party

Itahari, July 7

The newly established Sajha Party has fared badly in local level elections in Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City of Sunsari district.

The party led by former BBC journalist Rabindra Mishra had garnered encouraging votes in Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan cities during the first phase of polls in May.

Apparently excited after the May poll results, the party had decided to file nominations in the second phase of polls as well and had said it would focus on Itahari this time considering the lack of party organisation in other places.

But, the party could not perform as well as expected.

As vote counting concluded in the city this morning, the party’s mayoral candidate, Tara Kafle, polled total 181 votes. The deputy mayoral candidate Prakash Chandra Darji received 10 votes less.

The CPN-UML won both the positions in Itahari. New Mayor Dwarika Lal Chaudhary received 22,689 votes whereas the Deputy Mayor Laxmi Kumari Chaudhary received 21,842 votes.


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