Vote counting put on hold on Friday evening yet to resume in Bharatpur Metropolis

May 20, 2017 09:21 AM Ramesh Kumar Paudel


CHITWAN , May 20: Vote-count halted since Friday night following row over vote-counting of Ward-9 has not been resumed yet in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN(Maoist Center) have demanded that votes be recounted after an inconsistency was found between  the number of votes cast shown in the computer database and the number of votes cast mentioned in the record kept by representatives of political parties .

Though booth representatives of candidates have verified the consistency between the numbers of votes cast shown by the computer database and the records kept by party representatives, the concerned parties have not reached an agreement to resume the vote count immediately yet.

On Friday evening, the concerned parties had put ongoing vote counting on hold making a decision to hold an all-party meeting with a view to making vote-counting as transparent as possible.

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