Par­lia­ment de­clares re­main­ing Thromdes

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The joint sit­ting of Par­lia­ment de­clared Betekha as the Yen­lag Thromde of Paro Dzongkhag and Denchi as the Dzongkhag Thromde of Pema­gat­shel Dzongkhag while Nganglam was de­clared as the Yen­lag Thromde of Pema­gat­shel Dzongkhag last Thurs­day.

The vot­ing con­ducted fol­low­ing the rec­om­men­da­tions of the spe­cial com­mit­tee re­sulted in 66 votes in favour of Betekha as the Yen­lag Thromde of Paro Dzongkhag with only one Mem­ber ab­stain­ing from vot­ing from the to­tal of 67 Mem­bers present. Vot­ing on Denchi as the Dzongkhag Thromde of Pema­gat­shel Dzongkhag, 64 Mem­bers voted ‘Yes’ and two Mem­bers voted ‘No’ while one Mem­ber ab­stained from vot­ing. Sim­i­larly, Nganglam was unan­i­mously de­clared as the Yen­lag Thromde of Pema­gat­shel Dzongkhag with 67 ‘Yes’ votes. Vot­ing on all three Thromdes se­cured three fourths of the to­tal Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment as per sec­tion 4 of Ar­ti­cle 1 of the Con­sti­tu­tion.

Pre­sent­ing its rec­om­men­da­tions, the spe­cial com­mit­tee chaired by the mem­ber of Na­tional Coun­cil from Wang­duepho­drang Dzongkhag rec­om­mended Betekha to be de­clared as the Yen­lag Thromde of Paro Dzongkhag and Denchi and Nganglam to be de­clared as the Dzongkhag Thromde and Yen­lag Thromde of Pema­gat­shel Dzongkhag re­spec­tively. The Chair­per­son of the spe­cial com­mit­tee un­der­scored that the com­mit­tee had made above rec­om­men­da­tions based on pro­mot­ing de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties in the Dzongkhags.

Mean­while, the joint sit­ting also re­solved that the gov­ern­ment in con­sul­ta­tion with the Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu should sub­mit the is­sues per­tain­ing to Paro Dzongkhag Thromde for re-de­lib­er­a­tion in the next ses­sion. The de­ci­sion was reached af­ter 54 Mem­bers voted ‘Yes’ and eight Mem­bers voted ‘No’ while five Mem­bers ab­stained from vot­ing. The to­tal num­ber of re­quired votes for this agenda was two third of the to­tal Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment present and vot­ing in a joint sit­ting as per Sec­tion 4 of Ar­ti­cle 13 of the Con­sti­tu­tion.

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