KATHMANDU, NOV 22 - UCPN (Maoist) leader Baburam Bhattarai has won the election from Gorkha-1 with a huge margin, taking the number of party's seats to 5. He has garnered 22824 votes. His closest rival has defeated his closest rival by 13,863 votes.
Bhattarai's closest rival Nepali Congress candidate Kiran Babu Shrestha has secured 8,971 votes.
According to Election office, a total of 39,173 votes were cast in the district. Around 1598 votes were cancelled.
In the first Constituent Assembly (CA) polls, Bhattarai had defeated his closest rival by a margin of 40,000 votes. He had secured 46,000 votes.
His closest rival Nepali Congress candiate Kiran Babu Shrestha has secured 8,971 votes.
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