UML’s Basnet defeats Daman Nath Dhungana in Bhaktapur

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 10: CPN-UML’s Mahesh Basnet representing the left alliance has won a seat in federal parliament from Bhaktapur constituency 2 defeating his closest rival Daman Nath Dhungana of Nepali Congress with almost double margin of vote. He received 36,412 votes while Dhungana 18,675 votes.

Dhungana, the former House Speaker (1991-1994) had returned to politics after 23 years as NC decided to run as first-past-the-post candidate from Bhaktapur-2 in the federal and provincial elections.

Nepal Workers Peasants Party’s Anuradha Thapa Magar is placed in the third position with 5,471 votes.

Likewise, UML’s Shashi Jung Thapa representing the left alliance claimed a Bhaktapur 1 Provincial Assembly seat by defeating his nearest rival NC’s Angat Khadka. Thapa garnered 19,515 votes, while Khadka 9,115 votes.

UML’s Rajendra Man Shrestha representing the left alliance won a Bhaktapur 2 Provincial Assembly seat. He got 14,229 votes, while his nearest rival NC’s Ganesh Man Chakradhar 11,538 votes.