Nima Wangdi

Both the National Council (NC) aspiring candidates of Bumthang said they would focus on contributing towards enacting and reviewing laws based on the requirement of the country and the people.

They said that they would also ensure that the laws are not in conflict with the nation’s security, sovereignty, and constitution.

The debate was telecast live Wangdicholing Lower Secondary School in Bumthang yesterday.

Candidates said that they would ensure everybody’s views are included in the law-making and review processes.

Kencho Tshering said that he would emphasise on enacting laws that would be useful for now and the future. “Good law is the basis of the peace and I would consult every people, collect their views take them up to parliament.”

He said that young people leaving the country for employment is a concern. “I will, therefore, focus on youth and employment opportunities.”

Kencho Tshering worked as gewog administrative officer for 10 years. “I have good knowledge of the problems faced by the people at the gewog levels.”

Kunzang Dorji, 38, said he would work towards conserving tradition and culture besides contributing towards enacting “good” laws.

He said he would ensure that every Bhutanese gets equal benefits from the country’s natural resources.

“I want to table the mineral and mines Bill to parliament again and discuss it thoroughly,” Kunzang Dorji said.

Kencho Tshering secured 675 “Yes” votes while 130 “No” votes during dhamngoi zomdu on March 9.

Kunzang Dorji was elected from Tang with 260 “Yes” votes and 36 “No” votes.

Bumthang has four gewogs—Chumig and Ura gewogs, and Chamkhar Throm did not aspiring candidate.