Gagan K Thapa, General Sectary of Nepali Congress, retained Kathmandu-4 parliamentary seat for the third term.
He defeated his nearest rival Dr Rajan Bhattari from CPN-UML with a margin of more than 7 thousand. Thapa was in the lead ever since the counting began. Among 45,929 votes, Thapa secured 21302 while Bhattarai got 13855.
Thapa has already declared that he will stake the claim for parliamentary party’s leadership as a natural first take to try for the Prime ministerial race.