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Sarpang: Shompangkha

DNT

Tek Bahadur Rai

Age: 40

Experience:  Project Engineer.

Education: B.Tech in Civil Engineering.

Describe yourself in three words.

It’s not appropriate for me to talk good about myself.

Your priority for the constituency. 

The main priorities in the constituency are irrigation and drinking water.

We also need to strengthen the mobile network and Sarpang needs to be developed. We have also plans to develop a factory in the special economic zone in my constituency.

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

Like: The best thing about this ongoing election is that we have been allowed to speak in local dialect in informal common forums.

Dislike: I don’t feel good when people criticise other parties instead of focusing on their own manifesto.

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

Our national debt is the biggest challenge. Our party has plans to address the problem.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

I am aware of the issues faced by the people.

Our party will implement programmes that will benefit people both for the short term and long term.

Our party would reduce the gap between rich and poor.

The first thing you will do if you win.

My first priority would be irrigation water and drinking water facilities in the constituency. We will also start crop insurance for the benefit of our farmers.

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

Social media is useful if used for good purpose. Otherwise, it is a platform to spread baseless allegations.

 

DPT

Deo Kumar Rimal

Age: 34

Experience: IT professional, businessman.

Education: Bachelors of Science (IT).

Describe yourself in three words.

Man of Words.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Construction of new farm roads and maintenance of existing farm roads.

Tourism, agriculture and inter-dzongkhag road connectivity to strengthen the country’s security.

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

Like: The positive side of this election is that we get to identify the issues and develop relations with the people.

Dislike: Some of the supporters of rival parties are involved in spreading rumours against other parties. We should focus on our own manifesto.

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

Achieving self-sufficiency is the biggest challenge for the country. We have set a priority to achieve self-reliance by 2025, which is important for the country’s sovereignty and security.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

I was born and brought up in my village. I am aware of the issues faced by my constituents.

I can represent my constituency given my ability to speak the language of the Parliament.

The first thing you will do if you win.

Focus on the construction of new roads and maintenance of the existing ones. The mobile network in the constituency needs to be enhanced.

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

It has both advantages and disadvantages. We should use social media for a good cause.

 

Sarpang: Gelephu

DNT

Karma Donnen Wangdi

Age: 47

Experience: Former Member of Parliament.

Education: Bachelors of Arts (Economics), Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology. 

Describe yourself in three words.

Trustworthy, dependable and faithful.

Your priority for the constituency. 

We will reach basic health facilities to both rural and urban people. It’s the Constitutional right of the people to have access to basic health care.

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

If there is one thing I don’t like about this election is that some people slandering against other parties. We should let the people judge a party instead of others trying to portray it as a bad party.

The good thing is that this election has proved that new party stands a chance if their agenda is good.

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

The biggest challenge for the country is to stay united after the election. I have participated in three elections and each time I see that the division is getting wider. We need to be united irrespective of our party affiliations for peace and prosperity.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

My experience, commitment to serve the community and an inherent desire to do something in life. I have seen both lows and highs in my life. In my participation in our parliamentary elections, I have lost once and won once. 

The first thing you will do if you win.

I will thank the country and the people of my constituency if I win. I will request the people to stay united and then focus on my priorities.

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

It depends on how you use social media.

DPT

Pema Tashi

Age: 33

Experience: Lawyer

Education:  LLB, Post Graduate Diploma in National Law.

Describe yourself in three words.

I come from a humble background.

Your priority for the constituency. 

The domestic airport in Gelephu must be maintained. It can be developed into an international airport in five years. Building a bridge over Maokhola alone is not enough for the development of Gelephu. We need to focus on inter-dzongkhag and inter-gewog road connectivity. We need to see what we can do to ease the rules regarding foreign workers in Gelephu. Indian tourists entering via Gelephu should be able to travel to Zhemgang and Tsirang but we should have a parking space for Indian vehicles so that tourists could hire Bhutanese vehicles from Gelephu.

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

I like that the election has given me an opportunity to stand as a candidate to serve the community where I grew up.

I dislike the possibilities of creating divisiveness in the society because of the party.

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

False promises and handouts.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

I know the issues faced by our constituents since I was brought up and educated here in Gelephu.

I come from a humble background like the voters.

My party and the president have rich experience both as ruling and opposition.

The first thing you will do if you win.

Construct an indoor basketball court for youth.

Address the flood problems alongside the Moakhola.

Meet the business community of Gelephu.

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

We have the right to expression but we should abide by the Constitution. We have to see whether what we are saying on social media is right. 

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