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Chitra Bahadur KC elected HoR member of Baglung

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

Chitra Bahadur KC elected HoR member of Baglung

Rastriya Janamorcha Party Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC has emerged victorious in Baglung-1.

He garnered 21, 451 vote to defeat Surya Prasad Pathak of the CPN-UML, who received 18, 825 votes.

KC is a common candidate of the five-party alliance.

The octogenarian is entering the parliament for the fourth time.  He was the winning candidate in the 1999 general election and 2008 Constituent Assembly election. He was the member in the 2013 (second) Constituent Assembly from the Proportional Representation system and did not compete in the 2017 election.  He had, however, lost the 1994 mid-term election.

He was appointed the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation on November 5, 2015 at the age of 75.

He is well-known among the people as a leader with high oratory skills. He had spent 19 years in his life underground and nine months in jail.

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