YK Poudel | Samtse

Tashi Dendup from Samtse’s Dophoogchen Gewog emerged as the winner of the National Council (NC) seat yesterday.

Tashi Dendup secured the majority of votes from the 26,237 voters who turned up to vote. He secured 1,897 postal ballots and 5,264 EVM votes.

During his campaign, Tashi Dendup emphasised his desire to work closely with the people in framing policies.

Kumar Ghalley followed closely with 5,202 votes.

Voters expressed their satisfaction with the election and praised the competent candidates.

Sinod Tamang from Samtse Throm said that voting for the best candidate who can benefit the people was his priority.

Samtse had eight candidates from 15 gewogs and throm.