With an intention to “make a difference, a difference for the better,” 35-year old Jurme Tenzin from Chakzom, Kurtoed gewog, has decided to contest from Lhuntse in the up-coming National Council (NC) election.

Before venturing into business, Jurme Tenzin worked as an investigation officer with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for fours years. He has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

The graduate in BA Economics (Hons) from Sherubtse College intends to make a positive difference and hopes to contribute in strengthening democratic values. “I know it is an overwhelming task, but it is an important duty to better the system of governance,” he said.

Jurme Tenzin said if he gets elected, he would focus on legislative and review functions and uphold the Constitution. “Every law should be strictly in line with the principle and intent of the Constitution,” he said. “I would support proportionate, reformative, enforceable, unambiguous and reasonable laws.”

He also said that reviewing and commenting on policies, plans and programmes of the government keeping in mind the Constitution, particularly Article 9 on principles of state policy and the wisdom of Gross National Happiness, would be his focus.

“I would be open to constructive and objective opinions and when in doubt, I would seek advises and communicate my decision to the people,” he said. “My strength will depend on the strength of the electorate.”

Jurme Tenzin has begun his familiarisation tour.

Tashi Tenzin