Nepali Congress leader Gyanendra Bahadur Karki/File Photo
KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leader and Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, is on top the vote tally in Sunsari electoral constituency number 4.
As per the updates of vote-count so far, Karki is leading by 383 votes. He has secured 27,720 votes while his closest contender Jagadish Kushiyait of the CPN (UML) got 27,337 votes.
Vote counting that was adjourned in Sunsari constituency-4 since last Saturday had resumed on Tuesday immediately after an all-party meeting at Bhagawati secondary school in Sunsari district headquarter Inaruwa-1.
A dispute was resulted when employees deputed for vote count had added 606 votes in favour of CPN (UML) candidate.
Nepali Congress central member Gyanendra Bahadur Karki had demanded re-count after the counting process was postponed due to the dispute.
Vote count resumed after the Tuesday’s all-party meeting decided to count votes under CCTV monitoring to keep election peaceful and impartial, shared Chief Returning Officer Arjun Adhikari.