Elec­tion of Party Pres­i­dent of BKP was against the elec­tion law: says DNT

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Re­cently Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s (BKP) for­mer Pres­i­dent Sonam Tob­gay handed over the new party pres­i­dent ship to the for­mer chair­per­son of the Anti-cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion Dasho Neten Zangmo, Druk Nyam­rup Tshogpa (DNT) says that the elec­tion of party pres­i­dent is against the po­lit­i­cal party rules of the King­dom of Bhutan 2015.

Gaseb Kin­ley Wangchuk who is a mem­ber of DNT from Athang-Thet­sho con­stituency says that the elec­tion of party pres­i­dent is against the law of elec­tion com­mis­sion of Bhutan.

He read out the Po­lit­i­cal party’s rule of the King­dom of Bhutan 2015 dur­ing the Bhutan Press club last Wed­nes­day or­ga­nized by Jour­nal­ist As­so­ci­a­tion of Bhutan. He read out the sec­tion 7.5 of the ar­ti­cle 4 that “A po­lit­i­cal Party shall sub­mit to the Com­mis­sion, the re­sults of the in­tra-party elec­tion, with de­tails of the to­tal num­ber of the votes cast and the num­ber of votes se­cured by each con­tes­tant for all of its party of­fice-bear­ers, and a copy of the party’s no­ti­fi­ca­tions declar­ing the re­sults of the elec­tion.”

He said that “It clearly says that there should be some pro­ce­dures, if other ways, if she be­lieves to be a very strong and at the very first en­trance break- ing the rules, he said that he don’t see that she can be a party pres­i­dent.”

DNT Party Pres­i­dent Dr. Tandin said that it is good to know that Dasho Neten had joined the po­lit­i­cal party be­cause to strengthen the democ­racy we need peo­ple to join in the pol­i­tics.

The pres­i­dent added that we DNT no were feel threaten be­cause DNT has con­tested in last elec­tion against two strong po­lit­i­cal and gained 70 per­cent of na­tional votes and fol­low­ing that we con­tinue to im­prove.

“Even for the last two elec­tions, al­though for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Jigme Y Thin­ley sin­gle hand­edly won the elec­tion for Druk Phuen­sum Tshogpa (DPT), but would we be­lieve that it was a Ly­onch­hen Dasho Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay who took Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) to power, no way,” said the DNT pres­i­dent.

The pres­i­dent added that one per­son de­rive pol­i­tics and said that in their opin­ion will not win the elec­tion. “I think what win the elec­tion is in the time years to come which ac­tu­ally should form the bases of democ­racy is a team of very good in­di­vid­ual each well rep­re­sent­ing con­stituency.”

The mem­ber of DNT Ten­zin Lekphell said that ev­ery po­lit­i­cal party will have their own di­rec­tions and strate­gies “We have to re­spect to their strate­gies and di­rec­tions,” but choos­ing Dasho Neten as BKP pres­i­dent is there ways of en­ter­ing into the po­lit­i­cal sys­tem.

He added that party is not based on one fig­ure, but the DNT party is try­ing to build a team that can take the re­spon­si­bil­ity. “But in terms of leader, there has to be tak­ing of con­vec­tion and pres­i­dent will be nom­i­nated and then based on that party will take out the leader.”

Mean­while, the DNT party man­ager, Phurba said that to be a party leader, no one is al­lowed to regis­ter di­rectly as leader rather they have to first regis­ter as mem­ber then only will be a party pres­i­dent through con­vec­tion.

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