Double hattrick for Gachhadar

SUNSARI: Nepali Congress leader Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar has clinched a double hattrick by securing yet another win in Sunsari Constituency No 3 in the parliamentary elections.

Gachhadar, who joined the party ahead of the election, garnered 38,972 votes to defeat his closest rival Bhagawati Chaudhary of the left alliance by a narrow margin of 321 votes.

An influential leader from the indigenous Tharu community, Gachhadar has been contesting polls from the district since the 1991 parliamentary vote.

Prior to the second people’s movement in 2006, he contested three elections representing the NC. He was, however, elected to the Parliament from Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic in the first and second Constituent Assembly elections.

He had defeated Chaudhary in the second CA polls as well.

Commenting on his victory, Gachhadar said, “As the people have trusted me, I will work towards fulfilling all the commitments that I made while campaigning for the election,” he said. He added that he would leave no stone unturned for development of the constituency and the district.

Meanwhile, with Gachhadar’s win, the list of newly-elected members of both the federal and provincial parliaments has been finalised.

A total of 12 candidates, including four for the House of Representatives and eight for the Provincial Assembly, were elected from the district.

NC won in Constituencies No 2, 3 and 4 while the left alliance clinched victory in Constituency No 1 of the district. Of a total of eight provincial assembly seats, the alliance won five seats, while the NC bagged the remaining three seats from the district.


Gachhadar wins parliament seat from Sunsari-3

INARUWA: Nepali Congress leader Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar has secured a seat for himself in the House of Representatives election from Sunsari Constituency-3.

This is the sixth win for Gachhadar in a row in any elections he contested since 1991 from Sunsari district.

According to the election results made public this afternoon, Gachhadar edged his opponent Bhagwati Chaudhary from the leftist alliance by a narrow margin of 321 votes.

He secured 38,972 votes against Chaudhary. She had garnered 38,651 votes who had been taking the lead initially.