Mr. Kamal Thapa is the president of Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Nepal. He served as Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal in cabinet of Mr. Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on 12 October 2015. He also served as Home Minister during King Gyanendra’s direct rule in 2006.

He was also a national level football player in his early days. He also served as the President of All Nepal Football Association (1978-87) and as Member of National Sports Council (1977-1987). He was also the executive member of Asian Football Confederation (1982-1990).