CHITWAN, April 25: The victory of Rabi Lamichhane, chairman of the Rastriya Swatantra Party, is confirmed from Chitwan Constituency Number 2. With around 78,277 votes counted, Lamichhane is leading his nearest rival by more than 42,000 votes.
Lamichhane received 54,176 votes, while his nearest rival of Nepali Congress (NC) Jit Narayan Shrestha got 11,214 votes. As the vote counting is still underway, CPN-UML candidate Ram Prasad Neupane received 10,936 votes.
After Lamichhane's victory was confirmed, NC candidate Shrestha promised to deal with the suffering of the voters in a stronger manner than in the past.
Rabi was elected from Chitwan 2 in the House of Representatives elections held on November 20. The by-election was held after he lost his position as an MP following the Supreme Court’s verdict on a citizenship dispute. It is certain that he will repeat the victory in the by-election with a vote margin bigger than the previous election.