Know your candidate: Mongar

Drametse-Ngatsang

DNT

Jigme Dorji

Age: 49

Experience:  Education Consultant, Researcher,  Trainer.

Education: Masters in Educational Management.

Describe yourself in three words.

An empathetic person.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Reviving community glory, which would mean, happiness, cohesiveness and solidarity. These were the essence on which our forefathers built their lives around.

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

Nothing. I think the election process in Bhutan fair and free. It extends to everybody who is eligible to vote to exercise their franchise in the most sacred manner.

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

To bring and generate cohesiveness among Bhutanese people. This will ensure greater solidarity whereby happiness and prosperity will prevail.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

I’m born and brought up in a village setting school and worked in a village. So I understand and comprehend the needs and ways forward to bring change in the community. I can be a real agent of change.

The first thing you will do if you win.

If I win, I would thank my kings for having groomed and exposed me to be one who I am today, my supporters in bestowing the trust and confidence on me, and my parents for nurturing and guiding me to become a person that I am today.

I would return to the people of my constituency almost immediately and in consultation with them, work towards convergence of priority activities and set a timeline for each.

 

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

Both good and bad. Media is important not only in elections but in the pursuit of moving ahead with our policies and plans.

However, social media is thriving on a negative note.

 

DPT

Ugyen Wangdi

Age: 49

Experience: Former Member of Parliament.

Education: BA. Economics (Hons); LL.B & LL.M

Describe yourself in three words.

Humble, straightforward, and loyal.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Base course for farm roads, enhance rural income through increased production of cash crops, livestock products, and construct a highway to connect Sherichu and Nanglam highway

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

Like: Common forums organized by the Election Commission with a reasonable time frame and use of local language in the general election campaign.

Dislike: Not allowing campaign meetings at the chiwog level by the candidates after the common forums.

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

Economic self-reliance and unemployment.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

I have the required expertise (legal background).

I have 10 years of experience in the parliament.

I always serve the people with sincerity and humility.

The first thing you will do if you win.

Provide hot day meals to all schools and introduce tax bill to remove 5 percent voucher tax.

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

It is a boon.

 

 

Kengkhar-Weringla

DNT

Kunzang Drukpa

Age: 55

Experience: 34 years as a teacher, school principal, Chief of Personnel and Administration in MHPA.

Education: Master of Education (Leadership and Management).

Describe yourself in three words.

Straightforward, friendly, and helpful.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Improving health facilities, improving road network, drinking water supply.

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

Like: That I have been able to partake in it and election officials have become conversant with the processes.

Dislike: Money has come into play.

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

Becoming self-sufficient and employing youth in decent jobs.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

Relevant party’s ideology (narrowing gaps between haves and have-nots) and manifesto geared to uplift poorer sections of the society.

Understands the difficulties and ground realities of the people in lower rung. Has genuine interest to serve the people with disabilities in particular and the nation.

The first thing you will do if you win.

Make people understand that we are one people under King and not confined to ones’ political parties.

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

A boon.

 

DPT

Rinzin Jamtsho

Age: 39

Experience: Former Member of Parliament. 

Education: B.A English (Hons), one-year fellowship in Disaster Management, Climate Change, Public Health  & Humanitarian Crisis.

  Describe yourself in three words.

Modest, compassionate, and humble.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Develop plans and programmes like road, electricity, water, education and health services, communications like mobile connectivity and exploring for modern means of transport like airstrips, renovation of community lhakhangs.

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

Like: Increased participation of our people in the democratic process as it is explicit by the voter turnout in the primary round.

Dislike: False promises, fear mongering, and divisive politics.

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

Unity and stability will be the challenge if not properly regulated and monitored.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

My experience, humility and maturity are the three things why people should vote for me.

The first thing you will do if you win.

We will review the achievements and failures of the past ten years.

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

To me, it was boon as well as a bane. Boon because it keeps the people informed and a bane because people use it as a medium to spread false news about others.

 

Mongar

DNT

Sherub Gyeltshen

Age: 63

Experience:  Dzongdag, High Court Justice, DDC Secretary 

Education: BA in Public Administration and Political Science

Describe yourself in three words.

Spiritual, compassionate, and approachable.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Drinking water supply, health services at the doorstep, and improve mechanism to convert agriculture produce into cash value.

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

Like: Common forum at the chiwogs. 

Dislike: Door-to-door campaign.

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

Politics dividing people.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

Experience. 

Valuing the cultural and spiritual values. 

Senior most in the party (Vice President).

The first thing you will do if you win.

Thank the voters.

 

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

Neither.

 

DPT

Karma Lhamo

Age: 39

Experience: Former Member of Parliament.

Education: MBA.

Describe yourself in three words.

I am honest, straightforward, and hardworking.

Your priority for the constituency.

Road improvement, safe drinking water supply, irrigation rehabilitation, improve education and health services, establishment of ECCDs, construction, and renovation of lhakhangs and goendeys.

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

I like common forum campaigns conducted by ECB where the public come together to attend campaign and where candidates get to speak turn by turn. This erases the burden on the people having to attend campaign meetings repeatedly.

I dislike false promises and party workers spreading rumours that could create disharmony in the society.

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

Divisive politics.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

I understand the people’s priority. I am reachable to my constituents any time and can be the voice for the deprived ones. I have initiated scholarship for disadvantaged youth and have already reached out to more than 400 youth, mostly girls.

The first thing you will do if you win.

The foremost task if I win the election would be to harmonise the society as people are divided based on the party they support. I would consult with LG and the public on their priorities.

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

Social media can be productive if used in constructive ways but these days too many anonymous users are using it to defame others.

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