Kathmandu, July 13
Gyan Basnet, a PhD in law from the United Kingdom, says he will contest the upcoming parliamentary election in Kathmandu’s constituency 9 as an independent candidate.
In 2017, CPN-UML’s Krishna Gopal Shrestha won the parliamentary election in this constituency by defeating Dhyan Govinda Ranjit of the Nepali Congress. Shrestha, a confidant of the party chairman KP Sharma Oli, is expected to run for another parliamentary berth this time also.
But, Gyan Basnet says he wants to fight the election in the key constituency to begin a culture of politics with good conduct.
As the elections are expected in November, new faces have come up with their candidacy announcements. As in the recent local elections, the parliamentary elections are also likely to see a lot of independent candidates.