Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) says the party’s preparation for the 2018 parliamentary election is gathering momentum. This week, the party introduced two new candidates.
The party has nominated Lungten Namgyal, 33, to represent Pemagatshel’s Nanong-Shumar constituency. He holds a Bachelors degree in Life Science from Sherubtse College.
DPT MP Dechen Zangmo said she would not contest in the upcoming elections this summer. She was elected Nanong-Shumar’s representative on a DPT ticket in 2013.
She said that she wanted to pave way for a new candidate. “I tried my best to fulfil my responsibility as an MP. It is challenging.”
The party has also nominated Kinga Loday, 41, as its candidate for the Khamdang-Ramjar constituency in Trashiyangtse.
Kinga Loday was the principal of Martshalla Central School in Samdrupjongkhar before he resigned. He holds an MA in Public Administration and has worked in the education sector for 15 years.
“After I resigned, the party approached me. I took it as an opportunity,” said Kinga Loday, who is planning his familiarisation tour.
Lungten Namgyal said the party’s leadership and performance as Opposition inspired him: “I thank Dechen Zangmo for this opportunity.”
So far, the party has announced about 11 candidates.
“We have subjected the candidates to meticulous selection procedure, ensuring that we have better candidates,” said Ugyen Dorji, the party’s general secretary.