BHAKTAPUR, May 24: The vote counting of Changunarayan Municipality which was halted since last Friday is resuming from Wednesday 5 pm.
The halted vote counting is to resume after the all-party meeting chaired by Bhaktapur Chief District Officer Drona Pokharel decided to recount the votes of Ward No 3 and 4.
The vote counting in the municipality was halted after ballot papers marked on madal, tree and cow electoral symbols were found in the pack of ballots marked on the UML’s electoral symbol sun.
After the dispute arose, the election commission had suggested recounting votes of ward No. 3 and 4.
CPN-UML had been demanding that the votes of all the 4 wards be recounted even though the NC, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP), CPN (Maoist
Center), RPP and Naya Shakti Party Nepal agreed to EC’s decision.
The vote counting was underway at the Electricity Authority based in Kharipati of Changunarayan Municipality.