Lekey Dorji will now be the new economic affairs minister
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.