PHIDIM, May 19: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate has emerged victorious as mayor of Phidim Municipality in Panchthar. NC candidate Mitra Prasad Kafle received 9,855 to become the mayor. His close contender Prithvi Lawati of CPN-UML secured 9,280 votes.
Likewise, CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Radhakrishna Neupane registered his victory as a deputy mayor with 9,036 votes.
His closest rival Jagat Prasad Thapa magar of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) only obtained 5,643.
NC and UML candidates were elected ward chairpersons in four wards of Phidim municipality, the Office of Returning Officer informed.