A businessman, Ngawang Gyeltshen, 30, has declared his intention to contest in the National Council (NC) candidate from Sherimung gewog in Mongar. The gewog already has two more NC aspirants.

Ngawang Gyeltshen who is from Shilling village graduated in B.Com from Royal Thimphu College in 2012. He worked for three years in a private firm’s research department and later started his own business.

“I am glad to be part of the third NC elections,” Ngawang Gyeltshen said. “It is about giving a wider choice to the people to choose the right leader who can benefit both the country and the people.”

He said he aspired to a parliamentarian since he was in college and said that it’s time for the younger generation to take part in elections.

If elected, his first priority would be to address the issue of rising unemployment by reviewing policies and urban rural migration policies.

He said farmers are hardworking but many of them fail to sell their products due to poor road connectivity and less market. If he gets elected, he would try to bring changes to these issues by being the bridge between the government and the people.

Ngawang Gyeltshen, who is on a familiarisation tour has completed nine of the 17 gewogs so far.

Tashi Phuntsho | Mongar