Balen Shah, rapper and  an independent candidate for mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, has a 5,000-vote advantage over CPN-Keshav UML’s Sthapit.
According to the most recent update, Shah has 10,797 votes, leading Sthapit by 5,010 votes.With 5,074 votes, Sirjana Singh of the Nepali Congress (NC) comes in third. Shah’s vote total is nearly equivalent to Sthapit and Singh’s combined totals.