Less than 50 % voter turnout in Gorkha

4 November, Gorkha. Except for sporadic incidents, voting in Gorkha was accomplished peacefully. But in comparison with the final election, this time the vote has fallen much less.

According to the District Election Office, a complete of 65.3 % votes had been forged within the 2074 House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections. But on this election, it’s estimated that about 45 to 50 % of votes have fallen, Chief Electoral Officer Tejendra Prasad Sharma mentioned.

“Even although voting is over, it isn’t potential to say precisely what number of % of votes have fallen,” he mentioned, “however we estimate that round 45 to 50 % of votes have fallen.” He knowledgeable that preparations are being made to gather the poll bins and produce them to the counting place.

A complete of 220,637 voters had been registered within the district for this election. 222 polling stations and 317 polling stations had been determined.

Former Prime Minister and Chairman of Nepal Samajwadi Party Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and senior vice chairman of CPN-Maoist Narayankaji Shrestha additionally voted from their polling stations. Shrestha got here to Gorkha on Saturday itself, whereas Bhattarai got here solely on Sunday morning.

Chairman of CPN-Maoist Center Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, candidate for the House of Representatives from Gorkha Constituency No. 2, additionally inspected the polling stations of his constituency on Sunday.

After voting in Chitwan, he got here to examine the polling station in Gorkha. He returned on Sunday after inspecting some polling stations.