High Court stays swear-in to two wards chairpersons in Bharatpur

Chitwan: The High Court Patan, Hetauda has issued an order in the name of the defendant to not administer oath of office to ward chairpersons of Bharatpur Metropolis-4 and 7 and hold performing any activities in the capacity of ward chairpersons.

It may be noted that Nepali Congress candidate Upendra Raj Sapkota for Bharatpur-4 lost the election by seven votes while in ward 7 also NC candidate Shyam Prasad Lamichhane was defeated by 14 votes.

CPN-UML candidate Hari Prasad Acharya and Rajendra Mani Kafle were declared winners in ward 4 and 7, respectively.

NC candidates, Sapkota and Lamichhane, had registered cases at the High Court Patan, Hetauda naming Chitwan Chief Election Office as the defendant citing foul play in vote count.

Acting on the case filed, a single bench of Justice Baburam Regmi issued the order today in line with Rule 61 of the High Court Regulation- 2016 .