A brother of pro­posed can­di­date al­leges DPT for be­trayal, de­cep­tion and defama­tion

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Abrother of pro­posed can­di­date for Druk Phuen­sum Tshogpa ( DPT) from Som­pangkha Con­stituency in Sarpang had al­leged DPT of be­trayal, de­cep­tion and defama­tion for his 37 year old brother San Bdr Monger.

The pro­posed can­di­date’s brother MB Monger said dur­ing press con­fer­ence last Fri­day that dur­ing last week of July 2017, Mr Hari Prad­han owner of Semjong En­ter­prise and Ke­wal Ad­hikari, a can­di­date rep­re­sent­ing DPT from Ser­githang- Tsir­ang­toe con­tacted him over phone and im­me­di­ately they both vis­ited his of­fice with pro­posal to nom­i­nate his brother Dhan Bdr Monger from Som­pangkha con­stituency for the up­com­ing Par­lia­men­tary Elec­tion, 2018.

In a re­sponse, he said “I said will dis­cuss with my brother and in­form them and ac­cord­ingly I had dis­cus­sion with my brother and in­formed them the decision. My brother said he will re­con­test again as in­cum­bent mem­ber and can’t par­tic­i­pate in the po­lit­i­cal par­ties.”

MB Monger said that the party again re­quested him to sup­port DPT and gave him a pro­posal of nom­i­nat­ing his youngest brother San Bdr Monger to rep­re­sent Som­pangkha con­stituency in the up­com­ing elec­tion, 2018. “And again I in­formed them in a sim­i­lar way say­ing need to dis­cuss with brother and with in­form them about the decision. Af­ter that within few days I in­formed Mr. Hari Prad­han and Ke­wal Ad­hikari about our decision af­ter dis­cussing with my brothers.”

He said that within their fam­ily mem­bers they dis­cussed and agreed to ac­cept the DPT pro­posal with fol­low­ing con­di­tions that they ac­cepted the pro­posal of DPT to rep­re­sent as Som­pangkha con­stituency for the up­com­ing Elec­tion in 2018 by San Bdr Monger; dec­la­ra­tion date set right af­ter the Na­tional Coun­cil elec­tion. 2018; mu­tual agree­ment to keep con­fi­den­tial about the deal till Na­tional Coun­cil Elec­tion is over by both par­ties; en­dorse­ment of can­di­date was con­ducted on 07.08.2017 in­ter­nally in the pres­ence of Pres­i­dent of DPT and Lot­sham Com­mit­tee at Ho­tel Lo­tus owned by Ka­mal Dhan Cham­ling in Thim­phu town with the pre­sen­ta­tion by in­tro­duc­tion speech by Ka­mal Dhan Cham­ling and San Bdr Monger fol­lowed by evening tea and din­ner.

The con­di­tion were also made that no con­di­tion of pros­ing any other can­di­dates at any cost by DPT and no with­drawal of can­di­da­ture till NC elec­tion is over at any cost.

MB Monger said that his brother San Bdr Monger re­ceived of­fer from other par­ties too but they did not ac­cept the of­fer to main­tain prin­ci­ple of a good hu­man be­ing.

How­ever, he said that af­ter the NC elec­tion 2018 on 15th May 2018, DPT silently de­clared another can­di­date with­out in­form­ing him and his brother.

Af­ter the deal from Au­gust, 2017 San Bdr Monger stayed with­out job for ten months ex­pect­ing the dec­la­ra­tion from DPT right af­ter the NC elec­tion. He missed many op­por­tu­ni­ties to join other par­ties and job.

“I at­tended sev­eral meet­ings for can­di­date’s dec­la­ra­tion and sup­port, lost huge money by call­ing friends and sup­port­ers to pro­mote DPT ev­ery month in tele­phone,” added MB Monger.

In adding that, he said that “In the mid I ap­proached DPT Pres­i­dent in­form­ing him about ru­mors of in­tro­duc­ing another can­di­date re­plac­ing my brother but Pres­i­dent as­sured a con­fir­ma­tion of ticket on March 5, 2018 at DPT of­fice and ad­vised not to move any­where.”

“In the be­gin­ning of NC cam­paign DPT leaked the deal be­tween San Bdr Monger and DPT which im­pacted the NC elec­tion of my brother Dhan Bdr Monger.”

Dur­ing meet­ing in De­cem­ber, 2017 he said that we even of­fered with­drawal of can­di­da­ture but the com­mit­tee re­fused.

Mean­while, he said that wanted to ap­proach DPT for claim of com­pen­sa­tion for San Bdr Monger for loss of op­por­tu­ni­ties to join with another par­ties, re­mained job­less for around 11 months, loss of op­por­tu­ni­ties to go abroad with wife for fur­ther stud­ies and job, be­trayal, de­cep­tion and defama­tion and loss of en­ergy, money and re­sources by tele­phone call­ing for in­ter­nal cam­paign­ing with friends, rel­a­tives and prospec­tive vot­ers.

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