Yangyel Lhaden

The common forum meeting at Sunkosh chiwog’s outreach clinic in Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang constituency echoed the speeches of the two party presidents. 

Bhutan Tendrel Party’s candidate Dhan Bahadur Tamang pledged better public service delivery and better market agriculture produce including selling them in other dzongkhags. 

Dhan Bahadur Gurung pledged to offer better options to treat drug users. “Currently, they are sent to jail, and then there is a cooling period of two years, which makes drug users, especially youth, disheartened and fall back into the same habit.” 

BTP pledges to do away with the two-year cooling period and provide corrective measures, such as rehabilitation, to drug users. 

“I pledge to provide a nurse and adequate medicines in this outreach clinic we are sitting in today and yearly annual health checkup,” Dhan Bahadur said. “BTP pledges to provide one medical staff to far-flung outreach clinics such as Pangthag, Toedsang, Dzamlingzor, Nimazor, and Sunkosh.”

Dhan Bahadur Gurung said that cold storage and warehouses would be built in strategic locations for farmers. 

People’s Democratic Party’s candidate Kamal Bahadur Gurung pledged to construct one Early Childhood Care and Development Centre  in each chiwog having up to class three. “Your children will get a chance to go to an ECCD.”

 Kamal Bahadur Gurung pledged to make Tsirang a tourism and sports capital if he gets elected. “We will continue the rural electrification tariff of 100 units free as well.”

“We also pledge to create job opportunities for all and provide special support for one youth per household or family for further education or training abroad,” Kamal Bahadur Gurung said. “We don’t have free Wi-Fi in our pledges, but we will reduce phone vouchers and data charges by 50 percent.”

Both candidates pledged to improve roads to attract tourists and make selling agricultural produce easier, along with starting a college in Tsirang and a helipad in every gewog. 

The Sunkosh ORC meeting saw male participants and two female participants on December 24. The chiwog comprises 24 households.

The chiwog falls under the Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang constituency and has 13,880 registered voters.

Meanwhile, the common forums for Sergithang-Tsirangtoe constituency ended on December 24 and the common forum for Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang will end day after tomorrow.