CPN UML central office secretary Krishna Gopal Shrestha is contesting elections for the seventh time. Shrestha has already been elected MP twice. After the second People's Movement, he is on a losing streak.
Shrestha, who was the party's Kathmandu Valley coordination committee chief for a long time, has also worked as Minister of State for Local Development. His main contender this time is the Nepali Congress' Dhyan Govinda Ranjit.