GALKOT: Deposits kept for the May 13 local level election by eight candidates of five political parties have been seized in Baglung Municipality for failing to secure at least 10 percent of the total ballots.
As per the legal provision, candidates of the mayor and deputy mayor contesting the polls should secure 10 per cent of the vote cast to claim their deposit amount.
Of the total 40,418 votes, around 25,800 votes were cast in all 14 wards of the municipality.
Those failing to obtain minimum 10 percent votes are mayoral candidates Suraj Khadka (54 votes) of Bibeksheel Sajha Party, Bhakta Bahadur Rasaily of Nepal Dalit Party (63 votes), Dhana Acharya of Nepali Congress ‘BP’ (12 votes), CPN (ML) Manju Chhetri (26 votes) and Nali Prasad Acharya of Nepal Pariwar Dal (12 votes), the District Election Office, Baglung said.
Likewise, deposit amount was seized from deputy mayoral candidates of Nepal Dalit Party Shanti Kumari Nepali, Jiban Acharya of Unified Socialist and independent candidate Tara Kumari Rijal.