Dechen Dolkar 

Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP) declared three more candidates from Wangdue, Dagana, and Trongsa.

BTP has declared a candidate, Karma Dorji, 54,  for Nyishog-sephu constituency from Wangdue.

Karma Dorji has a Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture from the College of Language and Culture Studies, Taktse and a certificate course in English from Stamford School of Management, Bangkok.

He joined BBS in 1989 as a reporter and became editor for Dzongkha radio news, then a news reader for Dzongkha radio news. Besides journalism, he also served as a company legal officer for four years with BBS.

He served in BBS for more than three decades.

Karma Dorji is from Lingbi under Kazhi Gewog and is married with three children.

The party also declared Nima Tshering from Drukjeyang-Tseza constituency from Dagana.

The 54-year-old has a Master’s degree in Environment and Resources Management from Vrije University, Amsterdam, and a PGDE in Forest Science from Australian National University.

Nima Tshering served in the civil service as Dzongkhag Forestry Officer in Dagana, Lhuentse, and Chhukha and later joined the private sector as a business manager.

After serving as a forestry officer for 27 years, Nima Tshering joined Sersang Private Limited, an export and production house as a General Manager.

Nima Tshering is a father of four.

BTP declared Dorji to represent Draagteng-Langthil constituency in Trongsa.

The 41-year-old has a Master’s degree in instructional leadership and management from Paro College of Education.

He has 17 years of his life innovating new ways, ideas and means for the holistic education and personal development of students.

The 41-year-old, Dorji, is from Nabji village in Korphu Gewog, Trongsa.

With this, the party has declared 30 candidates so far.

BTP will soon continue with its familiarization tour and will declare more candidates in the coming days.

Political parties approaching NC candidates who contested for fourth NC elections

Just a week after the National Council (NC) results were declared, some candidates who could not make it on April 20, have been approached by the political parties, and are being offered the party’s candidature.

With the country electing 20 council members of the 89 candidates, who participated in council elections, 69 have been left behind.

They are being viewed as a potential pool for political parties to draw some candidates from.

As BTP declared NC candidate karma Dorji, yesterday the party also confirmed another NC candidate. However, the party did not share the candidate’s name. It was learnt that the party has also confirmed a few incumbent NC members.

Similarly, Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa has also confirmed five NC candidates but refused to share the details. Party has also confirmed four incumbent NC members.

The parties will declare candidates after the current NC term completes on May 9.

The People’s Democratic Party is also exploring NC candidates. The party claims that though the party has confirmed 47 candidates, one candidate withdrew since the candidate got a job in an international organisation. Now the party is exploring a candidate.

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa also claimed that most of the candidates are confirmed and they are also exploring NC candidates and incumbent NC members.

However, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa said that as of now they have not approached any NC candidate or incumbent NC members since they have serving members.