DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

BKP and DCT await a positive nod from ECB

With the registration process added to their checklists the aspiring political parties are excitedly geared-up for 2013 elections. Presently they wait with anticipation for the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB)’s green signal to contest the elections. “Application for registration of two parties, Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) and Bhutan Kuengyam Party …

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An Engineer to design ‘cottage industries’

Gleaning over 20 years of experience as an engineer in various sectors of government and private firms, 50 year old Rup Narayan Adhikari will particularly try to accomplish ‘cottage industries’ in the country running on Bhutan Kuengyam Party (BKP) ticket from Kikhorthang gewog, a clash with the Deputy speaker. “I …

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Lobbying for a cause might not be necessary

Aspiring politicians, politicians and interest groups claim that lobby groups are essential in the making of a democracy while they also equally asserted that it is ‘unnecessary’ and may add to the impetus of already ‘fragmenting societal bondages’ referring to past 2008 elections. ‘Lobbying for a cause is good but …

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New committee to make accounts public

Few months back Debsi community under Chang gewog, Thimphu alleged foul play and tampering in the accounts of the Debsi bridge construction. The gewog residents back then strongly demanded for transparency in the accounts and accountability measures to be exercised for those involved and guilty in the whole case. The …

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New Parties woo the women

Almost all the new political parties have now turned their attention to the fairer sex in an attempt to coax them to participate in politics for the 2013 elections. Results so far have not been pleasing and most of the women are not overly zealous to become a figure of …

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DNT to register after two months

Among the four aspiring political parties, the only two who have not yet registered themselves with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) are Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Mitser Tshogpa (DMT). Bhutan Kuen-Ngyam party (BKP) and Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) have submitted their application and documents to be reviewed …

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A historian and author is DCT’s compass for 2013

A prominent Bhutanese author with 23 publications to his name, Dr. Chenkyo T. Dorji popularly known as C.T Dorji is the latest name to feature from the Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) camps. The noted historian-author will contest from the North Paro constituency. And if what Meghraj Tamang the general secretary …

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