DNT to focus on the east: DNT President
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa ( DNT) kicked- off the third parlimentary general election on September 22 from Thimphu.
During the event, President of DNT, Lotay Tshering shared that the primary round election result had made the DNT easier to win in the general round. He said that those constituen- cies where there was leading votes either by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa ( DPT) and People’s Democratic Party, DNT
was following in second position. “We have hope to easily win,” he added.
He believed that it will depend on the luck of the day whether to lose or win however, should strengthen our country and remain unified together.
According to the press release of DNT, party hope and wish to pursue a strategy that is not driven by short- term political gains but one that brings people together, unaffected by political differences.
DNT wants to give choice to people by presenting the strength through the right mix of a pool of talents to form the government. A party that will serve the people in its truest sense, with humility and in the greatest of sincerity in the coming years, guided by the visions of His Majesty the King.
DNT conducted their first campaign meeting in Nganglam, Pemagatshel. According to the press release, DNT feels that southeastern district is a priority overaching goal of narrowing the gap since the place is at the bottom five of the highest poverty prevalence in the country. DNT has great hopes for remote districts in the east and every pledge we scripted in the manifesto aims at elevating them to the greatest extent possible.
“At this stage of our democracy, which it should be at all times of our nation’s future, it is not so much about the political parties that contest for governance at given intervals, but about a sovereign country blessed by ancient saints and guided by visionary successive monarchs,” press release states.
DNT believes that in the last 10 years of democratic process, the sort of politics practiced so far resulted in growing division among families and communities. “Divi- sion along party lines is evident to this day, but little has been done to mend that,” press release states.
DNT aspires to narrow the gap to begin the healing process toward closing the rift left by the divisive politicking practiced so far. “Having neither played the part of the governance, or of the opposition so far, we find ourselves in the best of positions to close this gap, driven by genuine yearning to pull ourselves together,” press release states.
DNT endeavors to drive the message that political parties are but agents, to guide the country, its people and their collective aspirations on a vision conceived of by our visionary monarchs.
The party understands that it is not about strengthening one political party or the other, but about strengthening the country and thereby, securing the future of its people.
DNT look forward to a clean and healthy campaigning and wishes the same to DPT. DNT received 41 percent of the total votes from east, 34 from south and 25 from west, a clear indication of our winning hearts from across the country.
“Our geographical boundaries should not be cause for our division and we should not believe that political parties represent different people and regions. We are all loyal citizens under His Majesty the King.” - Dr Lotay Tshering’s message on the importance of unity and harmony among people, in Bidung, Trashigang yesterday (Pic: DNT)