The weather conditions in the far-flung and scattered settlements are currently not in the favour of politicians who are walking, climbing and hiking to reach their messages to the voters in the rural areas. But it seems, not even such conditions can keep down the party candidate designates from reaching their designation.
The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) candidate designate from Bumdeling-Jamkhar, Trashiyangtse, Lobzang Tenzin said, “Due to rainfall, I had to travel to Bumdeling on foot as vehicle could not pass.”
His address to the people included the party’s ideology, manifesto, and introduction about himself.
“It was good, public are taking interest in the common forum,” he added.
There are four gewogs and 11 common forum stations in the constituency. He started his campaign from May 11, and the common forum will be held on the May 20 at the Yangtse gewog centre.
The candidate designate from Goenkhamey-Lunana constituency, Gasa, Tshering Dendup said, “The rainfall leads to road blocks and some of the households are really far way, but I will do my best.”
In his address to the people, he spoke about the importance of the election and the multiple choices for potential candidates as in contrast to the 2008 elections. He completed his common forum at Khwela, Yemina, and Damji. Tomorrow it will be held at Khamed and Lunana on the 20th. He started his campaign from May 13. There are only two gewogs in the constituency.
DNT’s candidate designate Sangay Phurba from Kabji-Talo constituency, Punakha said,”At this time of the year people are busy with the plantation of paddy, during day time they are in fields working. So it is difficult to meet.”
He has decided on door-to-door visits to campaign in the villages and maximize the use common forum to address people on manifesto and mission of the party. He started his campaign from May 11 and has completed common forum at Bap and Guma. There are six gewogs and eight common forum stations in the constituency.
Another candidate designate from Dopuchen-Tading, Samtse, Loknath Sharma said, “The households in the constituency are far away, it takes time and is tiring to travel therefore my campaign is mostly in common forum.”
However, the public turnout has been impressive.
He has completed common forum at Tading, Denchukha and Dopuchen and Dungti to be held today. There are four gewogs in the constituency.
The candidates designates will wind-up their campaign 48 hours before the polling day at 9am May 29 of as announced by the ECB.