Vote counting under the election to the Member of House of Representatives and Province Assembly held on Sunday is to start from 1pm today. An all-party meeting decided to this effect. The ballot boxes from all the polling centres in the district have been collected and the all-party meeting has agreed to start counting the votes from 1 pm, said Chief Election Officer, Bharat Lamsal.
Former Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, CPN (UML)’s Nagendra Shahi, independent Kashi Chandra Baral, Nepali Congress (BP)’s Pankha Bahadur Bista, Nepal Workers Peasants’ Party (NWPP)’s Khadka Raj Shahi, RPP’s Dhan Bahadur Budha and Dhana Prasad Pandey, an independent candidate, are running for the one House of Representatives seat from Kalilot.
Similarly, the district will elect two members to the Province Assembly and eight candidates are vying for the posts.