Bhandari received by defeating the widespread candidate of the ruling coalition, Narendra Bahadur Kunwar of the Maoist Centre.
Bhandari bought 33 thousand 611 votes whereas his nearest rival Kunwar from Maoist Center bought 32 thousand 80 votes. Bhandari received for the third time in a row, trailing Kunwar by 1,531 votes.
He has the experience of as soon as holding the duty of Minister of State for Finance. He is at present in control of the chairman of the state committee of UML.