After winning from their constituencies, the four member-elects of the parliament of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) prioritised their needs as political representatives.

They claim that their campaign experiences have been the key factor in identifying the priorities.

Tashichhoeling constituency’s MP-elect, Dil Maya Rai said she would immediately try to facilitate health services to Asamtsha and Kongkha villages of Tendruk gewog.

“There is no basic health unit there,” she said, adding she would try to take health services as soon as possible, even within the first 120 days.

Dil Maya Rai said a quick possibility would be to hire a room and provide a health worker with medicines and equipment. “It is not necessary to construct infrastructure to provide the services.”

She said farm roads are scary and she would work on its improvement immediately.

She won by a huge margin in the general elections and she said the gender factor worked. “People also welcomed change.”

This is the first time Tashichhoeling has a woman representative.

Ugyentse-Yoeseltse’s MP-elect Dinesh Kumar Pradhan has also decided to provide health services and help to people he met during his campaign period.

He said he met a man who couldn’t speak, a woman who had lost her leg to infection, and a 20-year-old explosive professional man, whose hearing capability had been damaged.

“I found that they need help to improve their life,” he said. “My first plan is to help them get treatment as they are in remote areas.”

Citing the example of the man, who hearing was damaged, Dinesh Kumar Pradhan said the man just needed few thousands to be able to hear again.

“I was worried of winning until the elections,” he said. “Today, I am worried how I would start.”

Phuentshogpelri-Samtse constituency MP-elect, Ganesh Ghimiray, said he would work in developing roads and bridges, which is a major problem in the constituency.

“People are suffering today in the remote areas,” he said, adding farms roads are unusable today.

Dophuchen-Tading’s MP-elect Loknath Sharma said he would first review the 12th Plan after he becomes an MP officially.

“If there were inconsistencies in the Plan against DNT’s promises, I would try to change it,” he said.

Rajesh Rai| Sipsu