Dhangadi: Independent candidate Gopal Hamal has been elected as the Mayor of Dhangadhi sub-metropolis.
Hamal won garnering 26,865 votes, while the common candidate of the ruling alliance Nrip Bahadur Oda of the Nepali Congress received 14,817 votes.
Likewise, Rana Bahadur Chand of CPN (UML) garnered 9,115 votes, according to the Election Commission.
Similarly, CPN (UML) candidate Kandakala Rana has been elected as the Deputy Mayor. She received 15,479 votes, while the CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Shanti Adhikari received 12,670 votes.
A total of 63,647 votes were cast in Dhangadi Sub Metropolitan City, which has 93,151 eligible voters.