Lekey Dorji will now be the new eco­nomic af­fairs min­is­ter

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

The Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment from Bardo – Trong , Lekey Dorji could fi­nally get the min­is­ter’s post as the Prime Min­is­ter Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay has sub­mit­ted for cab­i­net reshuf­fle.

The Prime Min­is­ter Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay has sub­mit­ted to His Majesty The King for Royal As­sent to the ap­point­ment of eco­nomic af­fairs min­is­ter Norbu Wangchuk as the ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter and Bardo-Trong mem­ber of par­lia­ment, Lekey Dorji as the eco­nomic af­fairs min­is­ter.

Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from the Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) of­fice stated the gov­ern­ment has rec­om­mended ac­cept­ing the res­ig­na­tion of Ly­onpo Mingbo Dukpa.

Speak­ing to lo­cal me­dia, Ly­onpo Mingbo Dukpa cited per­sonal rea­sons and rec­om­mended that a younger per­son be made in charge of the min­istry to carry for­ward the Ed­u­ca­tion Blue­print and the school re­form agenda.

Ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter who is 64 years old said he re­signed purely on grounds of age and health.

Ly­onpo Mingbo Dukpa will serve the rest of his ten­ure as a MP for the De­wathang-Gom­dar con­stituency in Sam­drupjongkhar.

MP Lekey Dorji has been in­formed about the de­ci­sion af­ter call­ing for

an pri­vate meet­ing with the Prime Min­is­ter.

Lekey Dorji switched over to PDP in 2013 from (Druk Nyam­rup Tshogpa) he con­tested af­ter win­ing pri­mary round elec­tion.

Prime Min­is­ter openly an­nounced that he would be the in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion min­is­ter if elected, but was left out from the min­is­te­rial por­to­lio lat­ter.

He has been the Na­tional Assem­bly’s Chair- per­son of the Leg­isla­tive Com­mit­tee, Deputy Chair of the House Com­mit­tee, and a mem­ber of the Eco­nomic and Pri­vate Sec­tor Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee.

Lekey Dorji has a MSC in Telecom and BSC in Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing from Coven­try Univer­sity, UK and Univer­sity of Kansas, USA re­spec­tively.

Prime Min­is­ter was al­leged by his sup­port­ers for not keep­ing his words af­ter his ex­clu­sion from the cab­i­net.

For some vot­ers, gov­ern­ment’s reshuf­fle at this time is purely done for vote bank in the next elec­tion as the Ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter won’t be el­i­gi­ble for re-con­test.

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