The Nepali Congress faction led by Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Ramchandra Paudel has won various posts in Bajura District Committee, including the president.

Kabiraj Pandit had won the president post from Sher Bahadur Deuba side in the last district convention of the Nepali Congress.

This time, candidate loyal to Deuba, Kabiraj was defeated by Ram Singh Rawal loyal to Poudel side.

Rawal beat his rival Pandit with 39 votes.

Out of 1,182 votes cast, Rawal garnered 605 votes while Pandit received 566 votes.

In the first phase of the votes, Kabiraj Pandit, Ram Singh Rawal and Chakra Shah had thrown their hats in the ring. The second round of the election was held after none of the candidates garnered 51 per cent votes in the first phase of the polls.

Narayan Padhyay and Padam Baduwal, who were elected vice-presidents, are from Sitaual and Poudel side.

Similarly, both secretaries Tilakraj Puri and Bharat Bahadur Rokaya are from Poudel side.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 9, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.