Nov 26, Kathmandu: CPN United Socialist Party and a candidate for the House of Representatives a respected leader Jhalnath Khanal from Ilam-1 has boycotted the counting of votes.
He boycotted the counting of votes saying that the election was rigged. He has demanded re-polling in his area. He said that the Election Commission has been informed about this and that he will invite journalists and inform them that they will not participate in the counting of votes.
Khanal alleged that the counting of votes was messed up from the beginning. In the Jaraf vote count, he has trailed UML's Mahesh Basnet by 3,000 votes. Khanal is lagging behind in his own municipality.