Lingden started his political journey in 2036 BS by joining Rastriya SwatantraBidyarthi Mandal. He became district secretary of Rastriya PrajtantraParty in 2047. Lingden became the founding member of student wing of Rastriya Prajatantra Party in 2049 BS and a central committee member of RPP-Nepal in 2066 BS. He is currently Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party.
Lingden was elected from Jhapa-3 in the House of Representatives elections held in 2074 BS.
He worked as the Chairman of Jhapa District Committee for two years from 2061 BS.