DPT onsets its general election campaign from South
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa ( DPT) started the third parliamentary general election campaign from receiving blessings from Machen Lhakhang on September 22, Punakha.
DPT’s party president, Pema Gyamtsho met with the people of Sunkosh on his en route to Dagana the same day. He told them that the
construction of Sankosh Hydropower Project is on the cards if DPT get the mandate to form the government. The party aspires to execute at least three hydropower projects and revamp the national target of increasing the electricity generation capacity.
Thanking the people of Dagana, the party president remined to vote for a party that offers better future and candidate who is capable to Tsa- Wa- Sum in the general round and urge to refrain engaging in corupt practices like taking bribes for votes and spreading false news about politics. He further added that small country like ours should strive for peace and harmony in sync with efforts to make our democracy a unique and vibrant one.
The president said that doing away of the cut- off point for class X students will further deteriorate the quality of education. “Every parent must think twice and understand whether or not such a pledge is good for our children and for the nation as well,” Pema Gyamtsho said. One of manifesto of DPT is to allow one- time disqualified students of class X & XII to repeat as regular students.
Talking to the people of Damphu, party president assured to review and improve central school
policy to make education more equitable and sustainable. “We will ensure that all the students studying in remote schools get mid- day meal, “he added.
To improve the education system, DPT pledged to set up Extended Classrooms and Early Child Care and Development centres in every chiwog if necessary and maintain schools in rural communities at least up to class VI. Moreover, there will be increase in the stipend for students in tertiary institutions from Nu. 1500 to Nu 3000 and bus service will be provided for students having to walk for more than an hour.
In meeting with the people of Gelephu, preisident told to them they will expedite the establishment of Jigmeling industrial estate.
At Umling gewog in Sarpang, the president said that DPT will seek to achieve national economic self- reliance by 2025 if elected. This achievement needs execute atleast three hydropower projects, private sector development, private and public sector coordination, improving ease of doing business, promote high end tourism, promote Information Technology, 100% food self reliance, invest im irrigation schemes and promote domestic production to substitute import, set up agriculture bank and de- monopolise economy for fair distrbution of wealth.
The president told the people of Jigmichoeling gewog that a Basic Health Unit will be constructed in the gewog should DPT form the government.
DPT has 16 of the candidates have worked as the Member of Parliament for at least 5 years and three were ministers. The candidates are former directors, veteran educationists, diplomats, entrepreneurs, social workers, senior bankers, and lawyers.
The President of Druk Phuesum Tshogpa Dr. Pema Gyamtsho winds up the first leg campaign to Dagana, Tsirang and Sarpang by thanking all for the unwavering support, prayers and good wishes. (Pic: DPT)