… declares three candidates from the east

Neten Dorji | Trashigang

Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa (DTT) opened its head office in Trashigang on September 6.

A party official said that the office would gather the ground realities in the east. “The office is going to run parallel with the office at headquarters in Thimphu,” he said.

DTT wants to know more about the people in the east and the party is taking note of the problems of eastern dzongkhags.

Meanwhile, DTT declared the party’s first three candidates from the east. The party earlier declared six candidates for the upcoming parliamentary election in 2023.

Dr Chenga Tshering from Thrimshing in Trashigang is Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa’s candidate for the Thrimshing-Kangpara constituency. The 49-year-old is also the party’s Vice President. He has worked in the field of livestock and agriculture for more than 20 years.

He holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from a university in Japan and a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from a college in India. He also worked as the Director for Mountain Hazelnut Venture between 2019 and 2021.

The party also declared Wangchuk, 50, as its first candidate from the Nanong-Shumar constituency in Pemagatshel. He has worked in the education sector for 25 years and served as the Chief District Education Officer of Mongar from 2016 to 2018. He also worked as the managing director of a private business in Paro before joining the party.

The third candidate is 37-year-old Tashi who will contest as Radhi-Sakteng candidate. He worked with the Bank of Bhutan for almost six years. “The experience helped him begin a business of his own in international trade services,” a party official said.

“Educated in Banking and Insurance at the Institute of Finance in New Delhi, India, our candidate specialises in finance including banking and insurance services,” the official said.