Renu Dahal, mayoral candidate of the ruling coalition after casting her vote in Bharatpur on May 13. (File Photo)
BHARATPUR: Common candidate for the ruling alliance for the post of Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City Renu Dahal has taken a lead of 8,782 votes.
So far, she has received 39,472 votes while her nearest contender Bijay Subedi of CPN (UML) has got 30,690 votes.
Likewise, independent candidate Jagannath Poudel has received 12,815 votes.
Meanwhile, for the post of Deputy Mayor Chitrasen Adhikari of the Nepali Congress has taken the lead over Himla Gurung of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) by 17,420 votes.
Adhikari has received 41,715 votes while Gurung has garnered 24,295 votes.
There are 29 wards in the metropolis. A total of 127,839 votes were cast.