DPT an­nounces the North Thim­phu can­di­date

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Rinzin Lhamo

T he Op­po­si­tion Party an­nounces the can­di­date for the North – Thim­phu con­stituency last Fri­day in the cap­i­tal. Chen­cho Nidup, 30 from Taba un­der Thrim-Throm has been se­lected as the can­di­date of North-Thim­phu con­stituency for the bye elec­tion to be held some­time in early Oc­to­ber this year. He will be con­test­ing against Tsh­er­ing, a 33 years old can­di­date from Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party.

Chen­cho Nidup com­pleted his Bach­e­lor de­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from Jodh­pur Univer­sity, Ra­jasthan in the year 2014. Be­fore join­ing the party he had been work­ing as a busi­ness man, run­ning the Druk Event. “I don’t have much to say now, but I hope to re­ceive the sup­port if I get elected” said Chen­cho Nidup.

The op­po­si­tion leader Dr. Pema Jamt­sho said, “We don’t need some­one who will have to win this elec­tion but the most im­por­tant thing we need is some­one who have good moral and will al­ways serve the peo­ple”.

North-Thim­phu Na- tional Assem­bly Demkhong has been va­cant since 11th Au­gust 2016, after the res­ig­na­tion of its MP Kinga Tsh­er­ing. He de­cided to re­sign and opt for his mas­ter de­gree. The party mem­bers re­quested him not to re­sign if his study leave does not get the ap­proval, but his fi­nal de­ci­sion was to re­sign. The op­po­si­tion leader said, “Fun­da­men­tal of democ­racy is free­dom of choice, so party can­not force him to stay back”. Op­po­si­tion leader also said that in a life span of

na­tion one per­son can­not cre­ate huge dif­fer­ence in one year. Kinga Tsh­er­ing might bring changes to our coun­try through his knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence when he re­turns back added the op­po­si­tion leader.

For the past two con­sec­u­tive years Druk Phuen­sum Tshogpa’s can­di­date has been win­ning from North-Thim­phu con­stituency. The op­po­si­tion leader said that the party have high hope and con­fi­dent of win­ning this elec­tion and it’s in the hand of the peo­ple to see the dif­fer­ence be­tween former and the present govern­ment as they are the best judge.

The bye-elec­tion will be held in early Oc­to­ber 2016. As per the an­nounce­ment made by Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Bhutan (ECB) dated 2nd of Septem­ber 2016 the elec­tion would be com­pleted within the pe­riod of the pre­scribed 90 days. The elec­tion sched­ule will be guided by the le­gal pro­vi­sion to en­sure that it will not over­lap the on-go­ing lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions and also to en­sure that the elected can­di­date can at­tend the win­ter ses­sion of par­lia­ment.

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