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Bumthang: Chhoekhor-Tang

DNT

Dawa

Age: 40

Experience: Former Broadcast Journalist/Media Consultant

Education: BA English (Hons)

Describe yourself in three words

Truthful, committed, and caring

Your priority for the constituency 

My top priority is to bring the people together. So much division and animosity was been created among the people by the two old parties. People fear  about consequences if the party they support lose the elections.

My focus would be on the long overdue town planning for Bumthang and to blacktop the roads in Chhoekhor Toe, Dhur and Tang.

One aspect you like and dislike in the ongoing election process? 

Despite the misgivings, all candidates put on smiles and are friendly. This is how the primaries ended.

But on the social media, especially WeChat, a lot of defamatory remarks were thrown against the parties and the candidates. It is still continuing. This is the most ugly part of the election.

What according to you is the biggest challenge for the country?

The biggest challenge is that in every election people get divided along party lines. I feel that DNT as a new party can tone it down and bring about a unity.

Three reasons why people should vote for you

DNT is the only option and I am one of the serious options to consider in Bumthang. I stand for unity.

People should consider change for the better. Given the status of Bumthang township, roads and network connectivity, in the last 10 years the result has been poor. I have no doubt that I can achieve results if I am given a chance.

The first thing you will do if you win

I will reach out to the supporters of the opponent party. I want them to feel comfortable with reconciliatory approaches.

Social media, a boon or bane in this election for you?

Both. I was one of the top targets on social media. This is again continuing and now the attempt is being made to create a rift between me and the Peoples’ Democratic Party. Sometimes I wish for a clean election without social media.

 

Bumthang: Chhoekhor-Tang

DPT

Pema Gyamtsho

Age: 57

Experience: Former Leader of the Opposition

Education:  PhD in Natural Sciences

Describe yourself in three words

Modest, approachable, and reliable.

Your priority for the constituency 

Development of Bumthang town as the number one destination for national and international visitors.

One aspect you like and dislike in the ongoing election process? 

I like the efficiency with which the ECB is conducting the elections but dislike the lack of time and space to communicate to the constituents in the language and setting that they are comfortable with.

What according to you is the biggest challenge for the country?

Lack of  economic growth towards achieving self-reliance.

Three reasons why people should vote for you

They know me, trust me, and have confidence in my ability to serve the nation and the people.

The first thing you will do if you win

Reach out to all the other parties to foster unity, peace, and cooperation.

Social media, a boon or bane in this election for you?

Both. It is a boon if used properly but a bane if misused.

 

Bumthang: Chhumey-Ura

DNT

Phuntsho Namgay

Age: 32

Experience: 12 years in construction industry

Education: Bachelor of Commerce

Describe yourself in three words

Humble, honest, and compassionate.

Your priority for the constituency 

Fair and equitable development.

One aspect you like and dislike in the ongoing election process? 

Like the masses are becoming more aware. Dislike too much-misguided emotions involved.

What according to you is the biggest challenge for the country?

Voter education.

Three reasons why people should vote for you

For better healthcare and healthy democracy. At the risk of sounding arrogant, I am humble, honest, and compassionate.

The first thing you will do if you win

Work to unify the people divided by our election processes.

Social media, a boon or bane in this election for you?

Both. The problem and solution both lie in the hands of the users.

 

Bumthang: Chhumey-Ura

DPT

Karma Wangchuk

Age: 48

Experience: Drungtsho since 1998

Education: Bachelor in Indigenous Medicine

Describe yourself in three words

Hardworking, trustable, and quiet.

Your priority for the constituency 

Repair and black-top all the feeder roads.

To ensure telecommunication network connectivity in placeses that remains to be connected.

One aspect you like and dislike in the ongoing election process? 

Well, our voters have become wiser and that is what I like about the ongoing election process.

What I disliked is too much of anti-DPT campaigns on the social media.

What according to you is the biggest challenge for the country?

Debt problem.

Three reasons why people should vote for you

1. Because DPT has the vision for long-term sustainable development.

2. DPT is the most experienced political party.

3. And, I have the experience of having served in the Parliament.

The first thing you will do if you win

I will go back to my constituency and prioritise the developmental activities in consultation with my constituents.

Social media, a boon or bane in this election for you?

It is both. A boon because voters are becoming more informed, and bane because they help spread too many false news and stories about parties and candidates.

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