TAPLEJUNG, May 2: Ten candidates have been elected unopposed in local-level elections in Taplejung. They have been elected unopposed after no one filed their candidacy against them while some candidacies filed for the same posts were withdrawn.
Five members including ward chairperson at Phaktanglung Rural Municipality have been elected unopposed. Of them, three are from Nepali Congress, one each from CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre). According to the District Election Office, Taplejung, a total of 10 members including one woman member and four Dailt woman members have been unanimously elected.
Similarly, five independent candidates including ward members have been elected at Olangchung Gola, according to the District Election Office. A woman candidate Ganga Darna from CPN-UML has been unanimously elected from Phuling Municipality-5.
Likewise, Sita Devi Sarki, Laxmi Maya BK and Manju Kami from Nepali Congress have been elected unopposed as Dalit women members at Sirijanga Rural Municipality-8, Mikwakhola Rural Municipality-3 and Phatanglung Rural Municipality-6, respectively, according to the election office. Sarita Gahate from CPN (Maoist Centre) has been elected as Dalit woman member of Mikwakhola Rural Municipality-5, according to Election Officer at the District Election Office, Bipin Dulal.