DPT announces the North Thimphu candidate
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.