Staff Reporter 

One of the vice presidents of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), Lily Wangchuk, on Friday resigned from the post and the party.

Her political journey began in 2012 when she formed Druk Chirwang Tshogpa.

However, she added that the party that she led didn’t succeed due to innumerable reasons that were not favourable.

Lily Wangchuk said that her enthusiasm to contribute positively to the young democracy was further bolstered when she was approached by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) in 2017. She dissolved the party and joined DPT as its North Thimphu candidate in 2018.

She said she had joined DPT based on their understanding and agreement that DPT would include the “social agenda” of her erstwhile party.

As a party member outside Parliament, Lily Wangchuk said her contributions to the party became challenging. 

She said that she was hopeful that her resignation would pave the way for the younger and enthusiastic political aspirants.

Asked if she was joining another party for the 2023 elections, she said that it was too early right now as she needed to take time to reflect and contemplate.

Opposition Leader Dorji Wangdi, who is also the DPT president, said that the party has approved her resignation.

“I had a long cordial conversation with her. It is accepted,” he said, adding that she had already made the same submission verbally on a couple of occasions, once to the former party president and to the party secretary-general a month ago.

Edited by Tshering Palden