Kathmandu: By-election for the House of Representatives is underway in three districts of the country–Chitwan, Tanahu and Bara. According to the Election Commission, voting is going on in three constituencies in a peaceful manner.
In Chitwan-2, the main competitors are Nepali Congress’ Jit Narayan Shrestha from the democratic-left alliance, CPN (UML)’s Ram Prasad Neupane and Rastriya Swatantra Party’s Rabi Lamichhane.
The constituency has the total 124,695 eligible voters (63,291 women, 61,403 men and one third gender).
In Tanahu-1, Nepali Congress candidate Gobinda Bhattarai, CPN (UML) candidate Sarbendra Khanal and Rastriya Swatantra Party’s Dr Swarnim Wagle are competing for the post.
The constituency has a total of 123,305 eligible voters.
In Bara-2, Upendra Yadav from Janata Samajbadi Party, Shiva Chandra Prasad Kushwaha from Janamat Party, Purushottam Poudel from CPN-UML and Ramesh Kharel from Rastriya Swatantra Party are competing for the post.
Bara-2 has total 105,248 eligible voters (58,934 men and 46,314 women), where total of 34 candidates are vying for the House of Representative seat.