BKP vows to achieve self-suf­fi­ciency

Business Bhutan - - Nation - Yen­ten Thin­ley from Thim­phu

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) be­gan its of­fi­cial cam­paign for the pri­mary round of 2018 elections from the me­mo­rial chorten in Thim­phu at 8 am Thurs­day.

Af­ter light­ing but­ter lamps and of­fer­ing prayers, the BKP pres­i­dent Neten Zangmo then bid good­bye to other party mem­bers with a white scarf.

In a press con­fer­ence held on Thurs­day morn­ing, Neten Zangmo said they are in full swing to move for­ward for the up­com­ing elec­tion.

She added that BKP is com­mit­ted to re­de­fine pol­i­tics in the coun­try.

And al­though mem­bers have to face many prob­lems dur­ing the cam­paign, Neten Zangmo said the party mem­bers have to keep in mind the aims and ob­jec­tives of the party.

“It’s when the go­ing gets tough, the tough gets go­ing,” she added.

BKP’s vice pres­i­dent Sonam Tob­gay said prepa­ra­tion has been done and it’s now time to face the dif­fi­cul­ties by the mem­bers for the party by vis­it­ing their con­stituen­cies.

He fur­ther said that the party’s man­i­festo has also been made in such a way that the na­tion ben­e­fits. “We hope that we will get an op­por­tu­nity to serve the peo­ple of the coun­try,” Sonam Tob­gay added.

BKP’s can­di­date from Nanong-Shu­mar con­stituency in Pema­gat­shel, Jigmi Rinzin, said ev­ery party will be happy if their party wins, but it must be won by be­ing fair and just.

He added that peo­ple have their own rights to vote for the right party.

“Whether it is true or false, in some vil­lages, there are talks that once you are mem­ber of a par­tic­u­lar party, you must vote for that party. Or other­wise your chil­dren will not get em­ploy­ment and your im­ages will be re­moved from the com­puter. We are par­tic­i­pat­ing in pol­i­tics not to con­fuse the peo­ple or mis­lead them,” Jigmi Rinzin said.

The BKP pres­i­dent shared that the main pledge of the party is to make the coun­try achieve self-suf­fi­ciency.

“There are many prod­ucts avail­able from the vil­lages, but to sell the prod­ucts is very dif­fi­cult. So we will make it pos­si­ble for them to sell it at nearby places so that farm­ers don’t have to travel long dis­tances. We also have to make ir­ri­ga­tion chan­nels avail­able. The prob­lems of farm roads and the short­age of waters are faced by both the ru­ral and ur­ban sec­tor. We will work to solve those,” Neten Zangmo said.

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