Prachanda emerges victorious, his party takes initial lead

PrachandaKathmandu, Apr 12 : Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) chairman Prachanda on Saturday won Kathmandu constituency-10 seat of the Constituent Assembly with his party taking an initial lead in seat counts

Prachanda won his seat with a huge margin. An official announcement for the same would be made shortly.

Prachanda, or Puhpa Kamal Dahal, secured 20,499 votes, almost double than his close rival Rajendra Kumar K. C of the Nepali Congress who got 11,103 votes.

Along with Prachanda, another Maoist leader and minister in Koirala cabinet Hisila Yami has retained his Kathmandu constituency-7 seat.

Three other top Maoist leaders have already won their respective seats. Krishna Bahadur Mahara won from Dang 3, Dev Prasad Gurung emerged victorious from Manang-1 and Pampha Bhusal won Lalitpur-3.

Senior Maoist leaders Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal) and Dr Baburam Bhattarai are leading in Chitwan-2 and Gorkha-2 respectively.

According to latest nepalnews. com, Maoists leads the seat count with 14 constituencies to its name, while NC and UML have four seats each and NWPP trailing in two seats. (ANI)