Narayan Kaji Shrestha elected NA member from Gandaki Province

KATHMANDU: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) secretariat member and party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha has been elected National Assembly member from Gandaki Province, on Thursday.

Leader Shrestha bagged 3,462 votes and defeated his nearest rival and main opposition Nepali Congress candidate Surya Prasad Regmi by a wide margin of 1,218 votes today.

Likewise, NCP's Bhagawati Neupane also won the seat in NA from women category in Gandaki Province. She beat Nepali Congress candidate Bimala Gauchan by 1,020 votes. Neupane garnered a total of 3,366 votes.

Shrestha was elected to the National Assembly from 'others' group while Neupane from 'women' category.

Earlier, Shrestha and NCP leader Bhagawati Neupane had registered their nominations for seats in National Assembly from Gandaki Province.