KATHMANDU, May 27: Independent candidate Balendra Shah (Balen Shah) has been elected to the post of mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) by receiving 61,767 votes and many people are congratulating him on his success.
Balen's wife Sabina Kafle has also congratulated him through her social media handle.
She has written:
“From today, you have become our Balen from my Balen and while saying this, my heart has not shrunk to the slightest but is filled with pride, my head is raised.
Your restraint is your strength. The hard work you have done day and night has finally paid off. I salute your patience and perseverance.
I get scared sometimes as there are many hurdles ahead; I get scared when I think of the challenges and obstacles. However, I remember the trust and hope people have in you. I remember their support for you and your determination and I get reassured. Many challengers will be there and sometimes it will not be as you expect, but it is not impossible. May you have the power not to stumble anywhere in your tenure. May you never have to look back but even when you have to, may it be for expressing gratitude. May you always move forward. I will always be there with you with all my love and support and trust.
The people who have already won at their home, never lose outside. I will never let you lose. I will always pray for your success.
Congratulations to you, congratulations to me, congratulations to everyone.”