Prithivi Subba Gurung, chief minister of Gandaki Province, has severed as the central secretary and Organisation Department chief of then CPN-UML.  Having held Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry at the centre, he also has experience of leading Ethnicity Affairs, and Indigenous People Department of the party in addition to Politburo member and secretary of the central office. He was elected with thumping majority from Lamjung (B) constituency in the first provincial assembly election.