Rautahat/Bhairahawa, December 1
As many as 19 candidates have garnered zero votes at different places where final results of by-elections have been announced. This has raised a question whether they cast votes for themselves or their votes were deemed invalid.
Candidates Sakuar Miya, Nathuni Paswan, Habib Ray and Binay Sah Teli of Ward No 2 of Rautahat’s Gadhimai failed to earn even a single vote.
According to District Election Office, Rautahat, a total of 1, 549 votes were cast in the by-election held yesterday..
Four independent candidates for the chair of Ward No 12 in Siraha’s Kalyanpur received no vote. Surya Narayan Ray, Hebu Mukhiya, Gaurishankar Yadav and Shyambabu Das failed to win even a single vote. A total of 2,480 votes were cast in the poll.
According to District Election Office, Mahottari, candidates Subodh Sah, Suresh Mahato, Ramchandra Mahto Koiri, Rambrikshya Sahani, and Sogindra Mahato just ended up by opening their account. They had registered candidacies for the post of chair in Ward No 8.
Subodh Sah, candidate for the post of chair of Ward No 2 of Mahottari’s Balawa failed to garner even a single vote. As many as 1,154 votes were cast in the by-election.
Rastriya Prajatantra Party (United)’s candidate for the chair of Ward No 10 of Kapilvastu’s Shivraj Municipality did not open his account either. Independent candidates Shiv Narayan Kurmi, Mohammad Rafik Manihar, Shivlal Yadav and Shivbhakta Thakur for the same post also failed to get even a single vote. The by-election was held yesterday across the country.
A version of this article appears in print on December 02, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.