ROLPA, Nov 6: Counting of votes has started in Rukum East. Purna Gharti Magar of Maoist has taken the lead in the House of Representatives election. Out of 2,395 votes, Gharti got 1,620 votes, while CPN-UML candidate Kailash Kumar Malla got 466 votes.
Independent candidate Surul Pun has taken the lead in provincial assembly constituency 1 in the district. While Pun got 1,221 votes, Tej Bahadur Oli, the candidate of Maoist on behalf of the alliance, got 983 votes.