Nabindra Raj Joshi, is the current Minister for Industry of Nepal and leader of Nepali Congress. He represents Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal in the Legislative Parliament since 2008. He served as Spokesperson of Nepali Congress, Parliamentary Party (2008-2013). He is one of youngest office bearer at Kathmandu Metropolitan City, where he was elected as Deputy Mayor at the age of 27 in the first election of local bodies held after the restoration of democracy in 1990. During his tenure (1992–1997), he contributed significantly both on modernization of the city and preservation of cultural heritages.