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Bumthang: Chhoekhor-Tang

Registered voters -6,051

Male registered voters -2,842
Female registered voters - 3,209

 

DNT

Dawa
Age: 40
Experience: Former Broadcast Journalist/Media Consultant
Education: BA English (Hons)

Describe yourself in three words
Truthful, committed, and caring

Your priority for the constituency 
My top priority is to bring the people together. So much division and animosity was been created among the people by the two old parties. People fear  about consequences if the party they support lose the elections. My focus would be on the long overdue town planning for Bumthang and to blacktop the roads in Chhoekhor Toe, Dhur and Tang.


One aspect you like and dislike in the ongoing election process? 
Despite the misgivings, all candidates put on smiles and are friendly. This is how the primaries ended. But on the social media, especially WeChat, a lot of defamatory remarks were thrown against the parties and the candidates. It is still continuing. This is the most ugly part of the election.

What according to you is the biggest challenge for the country?
The biggest challenge is that in every election people get divided along party lines. I feel that DNT as a new party can tone it down and bring about a unity.

Three reasons why people should vote for you
DNT is the only option and I am one of the serious options to consider in Bumthang. I stand for unity. People should consider change for the better. Given the status of Bumthang township, roads and network connectivity, in the last 10 years the result has been poor. I have no doubt that I can achieve results if I am given a chance.

The first thing you will do if you win
I will reach out to the supporters of the opponent party. I want them to feel comfortable with reconciliatory approaches.

Social media, a boon or bane in this election for you?
Both. I was one of the top targets on social media. This is again continuing and now the attempt is being made to create a rift between me and the Peoples’ Democratic Party. Sometimes I wish for a clean election without social media.

DPT

Pema Gyamtsho
Age: 57
Experience: Former Leader of the Opposition
Education:  PhD in Natural Sciences

Describe yourself in three words
Modest, approachable, and reliable.

Your priority for the constituency 
Development of Bumthang town as the number one destination for national and international visitors.

One aspect you like and dislike in the ongoing election process? 
I like the efficiency with which the ECB is conducting the elections but dislike the lack of time and space to communicate to the constituents in the language and setting that they are comfortable with.

What according to you is the biggest challenge for the country?
Lack of  economic growth towards achieving self-reliance.

Three reasons why people should vote for you
They know me, trust me, and have confidence in my ability to serve the nation and the people.

The first thing you will do if you win
Reach out to all the other parties to foster unity, peace, and cooperation.

Social media, a boon or bane in this election for you?
Both. It is a boon if used properly but a bane if misused.