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 Bumdeling-Jamkhar

DNT

Sangay Dorji

Age: 56

Experience: Former RCSC Commissioner.

Education: Masters in Public Administration.

Describe yourself in three words.

I come from a humble family and I am honest.

Your priority for the constituency. 

Upgrade BHU in all gewogs and dzongkhag hospital 

Blacktop and base course all farm and gewog roads.

Construct cold storage and warehouse in strategic location.

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

I did not like the time limit (10 minutes )given to each candidate during common forum for primary round. 

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

Disciplining the citizens is the biggest challenge for the country at this stage. 

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

I fully understand the needs of the people.

I can deliver services efficiently.

My excellent leadership quality. 

The first thing you will do if you win.

I will improve road conditions in my constituency.

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

Social media is a boon in this election.

 

DPT

Dupthob

Age: 40

Experience: Former Parliamentarian.

Education: Bachelor of Commerce.

Describe yourself in three words.

Inquisitive, eager, responsible. 

Your priority for the constituency. 

My top priority is to ensure that our society is not divided by party politics. We would achieve everything if we stay united. We have always been united under our benevolent kings and I wish to ensure that people are united. People should understand their responsibilities in a democracy; should appreciate their own rights as well as the rights of others; should respect the difference of choices and allegiance and should still stand together as a cohesive society, united and strong.

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

The primary round result has shown that our Bhutanese voters are wise and that they have come of age in our democratic process. Today, our voters can judge wisely who to vote for and that is a big achievement for our nation. It is possible only with the benevolent guidance of our beloved King. 

What I find disconcerting this election is that supporters of political parties resort to lies and propagate rumours to discredit other parties. I wish candidates and political parties conducted election campaign more responsibly. 

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

It is the collective responsibility of each and every Bhutanese to make democracy a success. It falls on every citizen to contribute to nation-building process positively. It also falls on every political party to serve the Tsawa-Sum with integrity and self-discipline. We cannot afford to let democracy fail in Bhutan.

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

It is not important to vote for me. But it is important to vote for the best candidate representing the best political party. I am confident that our voters are wise enough to make informed decision to vote for the best candidate..

The first thing you will do if you win.

I will reach out to all people in my constituency, irrespective of which party they support, to ensure that there is no division of any kind because of the electoral process. 

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

The social media has already become an integral part of our lives. But in this election, political parties, candidates, and supporters have used it in multiple ways. We could do away with some practices but I guess it is also inevitable. I see a lot of room for social media advocacy and how to use it responsibly. 

 

Khamdang-Ramjar

DNT

Karma Gyeltshen

Age: 48

Experience: 22 years in State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited.

Education: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters in Business Administration.

Describe yourself in three words.

A leader, motivated and humble.

Your priority for the constituency. 

I would focus on issues based on my gewogs pledges.  Issues related to women and gender, youth and how to increase economic growth. I believe that leaving no one behind is at the core of my priority.

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

I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to run for this election. I believe we must all respect the space and appreciate that if not all, most of us can aspire to be members of parliament and sit at a forum that is the highest decision-making body of the country. It is an opportunity, but it is also a responsibility that we must feel worthy off. 

What I don’t appreciate in the ongoing process is that sometimes it can be divisive. There is no east and west, and that we must imbibe with the same spirit of one nation and one people under the farsighted leadership of His Majesty The King, after all, we are a democratic constitutional monarchy. 

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

We are a small country faced with many challenges. We are faced with developmental and social challenges. To me, one of the biggest challenges is the increasing gap between the rich and the poor. For the country to grow inclusively, we must ensure that this gap is narrowed through policy interventions and innovative programs that reach every corner of the country.  We will face resource issues, but we must also analyse development from the social cost that we will face in future if we don’t intervene now. 

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

I am one of them.I come from humble background just as many of the electorate and I understand their problems and challenges. 

I want to ensure that development activities are inclusive with equality and equity including for women, children and people living with disability. 

I want to ensure that people are not only given to voice their concerns but also provided with a platform to come together to address these concerns. I want to empower people in shaping their own future and not have to wait for the government to provide for them. 

The first thing you will do if you win.

Obviously, the first thing would be to thank everyone for the opportunity. I would convene a meeting with all the people and ask them what issue they would like to address first in the constituency and take up their concerns with the relevant agencies. We could actually also draw a plan together for the next five years to see how we can play a role together in development of the constituency.

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

Social media is tricky. It’s a boon if used responsibly but a bane if misused. We have all seen the good and the bad sides. 

DPT

Kuenga Loday

Age: 42

Experience: 15 years in civil service ( 6 years in teaching and 9 years in administration as principal).

Education: Masters in Public Administration.

Describe yourself in three words.

Humble, committed and trustworthy. 

Your priority for the constituency.

Connectivity – road irrigation.

Agriculture.

Education.

 

One aspect you like and dislike in the on-going election process? 

No political parties politicised foreign relation during the campaign. Bhutan’s foreign relation should remain above politics. We are all guided by the vision of His Majesty. This aspect of politics deserves to be  praised.

Although the ECB had put in effort to control social media, yet it will remain as a challenge for all times to come. I don’t like people misusing and abusing social media for political mileage.

 

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

Stabilising economy, creating attractive and gainful employment for job seekers, and providing relevant and market driven education are few challenges I see in the order of priority. 

 

Three reasons why people should vote for you.

I am 100% committed to serve the Tsa -wa-sum. 

I know my country and people very well. 

My action as the Member of Parliament will not go wrong.

 

The first thing you will do if you win.

Sit with planners to finalize the 12th Five Year plan document of constituency in line with my manifesto.   

 

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

50 : 50. The need to participate in social media forums take a lot of our time. Every time we see misleading information, we had to counteract to correct the information. This is a big challenge.

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