Kathmandu: Independent candidates have been maintaining the lead in the major posts in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) as of vote counting conducted till today evening.
According to the results obtained a while ago, Balendra Shah, an independent candidate whose election symbol was a stick, is in the forefront with 6,398 votes.
Likewise, mayoral candidate CPN (UML)’s Keshav Isthapit has collected nearly half the vote of Shah at 3,347 and Nepali Congress’s Srijana Singha garnered 2,967 votes so far, informed assistant Election Officer for Kathmandu, Prem Prasad Poudyal.
Similarly, in the deputy mayoral race, CPN (UML)’s Sunita Dangol is leading with 6,557 votes, CPN (Unified Socialist)’s Rameshwor Shrestha is in second position with 1,855 votes.
Vote counting of KMC ward no 3,4,5,6, 31 and 32 is being conducted in the City Hall at Exhibition Road, shared Poudyal.
The result of ward no 1 and 2 has been already made public according to which CPN (UML)’s Bharat Lal Shrestha won in ward no 1 and Rajendra Kumar Shrestha from the same party emerged victorious in ward no 2.
A total of 18,808 votes have been counted in KMC so far.