July 23, Dotti. 66.83 percent votes have been cast in the re-polling in Buddhiganga Municipality of Bajura. District Election Officer Navraj Awasthi said that in the polling held on Thursday, 9,128 out of 13,659 voters cast their votes under tight security.
After a general dispute at Trishakti polling station located in Buddhiganga Municipality-9, the police opened fire in the air on Thursday afternoon. According to the District Administration Office, Bajura, there was no dispute elsewhere.
Chief District Officer Prakash Chandra Adhikari said that polling was postponed for 35 minutes at Trishakti polling station. More than one thousand security personnel were deployed at 19 polling stations in 10 polling stations of the municipality.
The Election Commission had decided to hold the re-election on April 12 due to the dispute in the municipality. In the elections held on April 12, there was a dispute in 6 out of 10 wards of Buddhiganga. Clashes broke out at polling stations in all six wards, candidates were beaten up and voters were chased away.
The candidates for the post of mayor are Rang Bahadur Khati of Nepali Congress and Ram Bahadur Baniya of CPN-UML. In the ruling coalition, the Congress candidate Khati has the support of other parties as well.
Ballot boxes being collected
Collection of ballot boxes is being done after counting of votes at 5 pm. According to the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, the ballot boxes will be collected at Tata, the center of the municipality, and then counting will begin as per the agreement of the all-party meeting.