Know your candidate: Samdrupjongkhar

Samdrupjongkhar: Dewathang-Gomdar

DNT

Thinley Namgay

Age: 36

Experience:  Thromde Thuemi.

Education: B.Com.

Describe yourself in three words.

I am a homebred.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Health facilities and services and construct farm road for left out villages in the last 10 years.

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

Like – Getting chance to meet with the people.

Dislike – Negative campaigns.

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

Narrowing the gap.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

Local bred, came from grassroots level, more aware of Samdrupjongkhar and thromde’s problems, stayed home for 10 years after graduation and served as people’s representative for many years.

The first thing you will do if you win.

Construct farm roads, connect electricity to Thungshing and Banporong villages and provide basic instruments in BHUs of the gewogs.

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

Boon.

 

Samdrupjongkhar: Dewathang-Gomdar

DPT

Ugyen Dorji

Age: 41

Experience: Former Member of Parliament.

Education: Masters of Industrial and Employee Relations.

Describe yourself in three words.

Forthright, hardworking and steadfast.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Roads, water, electricity, education, employment and health.

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

I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this election but it’s rife with mud slinging, character assassination and negative propaganda.

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

To institutionalise democracy and achieve the goal of self-reliance.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

Legislative experience, awareness of the constituency problems and result oriented commitment.

The first thing you will do if you win.

Take up things from where I left in 2013.

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

Both.

 

Samdrupjongkhar: Jomotshangkha-Martshala

DNT

Ugyen Dorji

Age: 41

Experience: Revenue and customs and AWP. 

Education: BA in Dzongkha and Geography.

Describe yourself in three words.

An optimistic and passionate man.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Reopen Bangtar-Tamulpur road, blacktop Dewathang-Samdrupcholing road, connect Samrang-Jomotshangkha road, make Bairab Kunda Mandir in Jomotshangkha as a regional tourist center and Pemathang a model gewog.

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

I like the participation of people in the election process and dislike its divisive nature in a small society.

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

The biggest challenge for the country would be election corruption.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

People should vote for me because I am well seasoned by age and work experience, passionate and highly tolerant to work with, and I am with the right party for the king, country and the people.

The first thing you will do if you win.

I will thank the supporters for the win and dissenters for the lesson.

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

Social media plays a vital role but since not all the village, chiwogs and gewogs are connected with the internet, we get disconnected.

 

Samdrupjongkhar: Jomotshangkha-Martshala

DPT

Norbu Wangzom

Age: 38

Experience: Former Member of Parliament.

Education:  BSc.

Describe yourself in three words.

Humble, friendly and compassionate.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Develop road, electricity, water, education and health services; reopen the schools that were closed few years ago.

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

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

Dislike – False promises, fear mongering and divisive politics. Also lesser number of women participation in politics.

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

Unity and stability will be at risk if not properly regulated and monitored.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

My experience, maturity and knack to sit with people to discuss issues are the three things why people should consider me as their choice.

The first thing you will do if you win.

I will prioritise developmental works in consultation with the constituents and start the works.

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

To me, it was a boon as well as bane. Social media is playing a greater role than conventional media in informing the people. But at the same time, it is being misused. People are spreading false news and this is dividing our people.

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