The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) plans to re-contest for the 2018 elections by further strengthening in keeping touch with the office and with the people of the respective constituencies as stated during the party conference held on July 20.
During the event, the party’s spokesperson, Dr Tandin Dorji said DNT is not very well known to the people residing in the rural areas as it is familiar in urban. He added that the party has decided that its potential candidate will start from the groundwork.
DNT as a party had a mass impact for the 2013 election result as seven candidates moved to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Although the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) led the primary round election, it could not make it in general round and PDP was declared victorious.
The general secretary of the party, Tenzin Lekphell said, “The party had a huge role in the outcome of the 2013 general elections”. He also stated that every individual of the party have worked so hard and as a party had made difference in this election.
The event also clarified on the appointment of the new DNT president as the former DNT president Aum Dorji Choden swiped to PDP. The party decided not to go for the president as the party have vice-president and executive members.
Tenzin Lekphell said the party will be electing the president in the next party convention which will be scheduled next year.
On the account of the current status of the party, Dr Tandin said the presence of the members at the event was indication of the party’s footing. He shares his feeling that everybody wants DNT to go forward and they must continue.
The meeting was conducted in the presence of the 38 DNT candidates, party supporters and reporters from the local media houses.