Nim Dorji | Bumthang

Public debate for the two candidates of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) for the by-election of Chhoekhor-Tang constituency in Bumthang will be held behind closed-doors tonight.

This, according to Bumthang dzongdag Passang Dorji, who is also the chief election coordinator, is taken as a preventive measure for Covid-19.

He said that besides the election officials, debate moderator and the two candidates, only five participants for each candidate will be allowed inside the hall.

According to the dzongdag, the dzongkhag Covid-19 taskforce make the decision to discourage the public from gathering.

The program will, however, be broadcast live on BBS television and radio for the general public.