NUWAKOT, May 21: Jag Bahadur Gurung of the CPN (Maoist Center) has been elected as the mayor of Belkotgadhi Municipality, Likewise, Shiva Prasad Dahal of the Nepali Congress (NC) has been elected as the deputy mayor.
According to the final results announced today, the Maoist candidate Gurung won the election with 13,222 votes. His closest rival Rajendra Man Khanal of the CPN-UML secured 6,749 votes.
For the post of deputy mayoral, NC candidate Shiva Prasad Dahal won with 10,766 votes. His nearest rival UML candidate Rupa Sapkota got 7,274 votes.
According to the Office of the Chief Returning Officer, the final results of all 12 municipalities in Nuwakot have been made public. NC has secured the top post of seven municipalities while Maoist Center and UML of four and one local level, respectively.