As the vote count is about to come to an end, Nepali Congress mayoral and deputy mayoral candidates continue to take lead in Biratnagar Sub-metropolitan City. The vote count is expected to end by midnight today.
Nepali Congress mayoral candidate Bhim Parajuli is ahead of his nearest rival CPN-UML's Binod Dhakal. Prajuli has garnered 18,305 votes against Dhakal's 13,364 votes.
Likewise, Nepali Congress deputy mayoral candidate Indira Karki is also taking the lead with 16, 670 votes against 8,570 votes of her closest rival.
Similarly, Bimal Acharya of Nepali Congress has been elected the Mayor of Mechinagar Municipality of Jhapa. Acharya defeated his closest rival Bishnu Prasai of CPN-UML with 20, 776 votes.
Mina Upreti of the CPN-UML has bee elected the deputy mayor of Mechinagar Municipality with 19,994 votes.
Likewise, Nripa Bada of Nepali Congress has been elected the mayor of Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City with 14,324 votes, and Shushila Mishra Bhatta of Nepali Congress has been eclected the deputy mayor of the Sub-metropolitan City with 17,408 votes in Dhangadi.
Meanwhile, Bimal Acharya of Nepali Congress has been elected the mayor of Mechinagar municipality in Biramode of Jhapa.