GORAKHA — Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator and former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has been elected from from Gorkha Constituency No 2 with a margin of 6,874 votes.
Backed by the Nepali Congress, Bhattarai defeated his closest rival leftist alliance candidate Narayan Kaji Shrestha by more than 6,874 votes.
While Bhattarai secured 31,807 votes, Shrestha could garner 24,933 votes.
Meanwhile, Shrestha called him on his mobile and congratulated him for the victory.Follow @gorkhapost
7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision
DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.
The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.Follow @gorkhapost