With this, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has introduced 34 candidates till date although DNT members say the party tentatively has 47 candidates.
Dorjee Wangmo, 25 is a fresh graduate from Sherubtse College with a B.Sc in computer science.
She believes that youth should come forward with new ideas and vigor and as a young woman candidate it is her small contribution to the democratic process.
“I only hope that this experience will make me a better person, just like how democracy is young in Bhutan, I am still young and hope to grow along-side democracy,” she said.
In addition she said that everyone can make a difference in one’s own small ways. “Age should not be a factor when one is willing to learn and serve the Nation,” she said.
She will be contesting from Sombaykha constituency under Haa Dzongkhag.
As one of the young aspiring candidates, she joined politics to learn and look forward to an enriching experience in this historic journey of the country and learn a great deal from Opposition leader Tshering Tobgay.
The 27 year old will contest from Gangzur-Minjay constituency under Lhuentse dzongkhag. She has a Bachelor in Arts from Madras Christian College.“Positive change will come with new ideas and new ideas come from the younger generation,” said Tshewang.
She left her LLB studies to join politics because she believes that as a young woman she should come forward to represent the youth. “It’s important to express ourselves in every capacity and fulfill the aspirations of our king,” she said.
Believes in social justice and the fighting against injustice
29 year old Galey Dhendup will contest from Tang-Chhoekhor constituency under Bumthang dzongkhag.
He joined politics to learn from capable leaders and serve his constituency and the Nation.
“I wish to focus my energy on how best we can promote youth employment in both rural and urban centers,” he said.
In addition he believes in social justice and fairness and rule of law and would fight against injustices in all its forms as a politician.
He graduated from St Joseph’s College, India with BA in Mass Communication and Journalism.
His experience as a General Manager for USD Group of Companies taught him how to make decisions and communicate with people.
With 20 years of experience in finance management, he will contest From Kikhorthang-Mendrelgang constituency under Tsirang Dzongkhag.
A graduate from Sherubtse College with a Bachelor in Arts and a Diploma in Finance management from the Royal Institute of Management, Thimphu, said “I have joined politics to contribute to democracy and improve rural life and make decent and dignified life for those senior and retired citizens.” In addition he would work to mitigate rural-urban migration by making rural life more attractive.
He joined DNT since “it is a party that upholds every Bhutanese citizen’s values and highest aspirations. It comprised members who are modest and honest.”
The 38 year old will contest from Bongo-Chapcha Constituency under Chukha Dzongkhag. He graduated from North Eastern Hill University, India with Bachelors in Arts.
The former Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) soldier will contest from Khaling-Wamrong constituency under Trashigang Dzongkhag.
Besides his 21 years experience in the RBA, he has a Masters in Business Administration to his name from the West Bengal University of Technology in Kolkata.
“I have decided to join politics to be part of these changing times and I believe that new times require new ideas,” he said.
“Our kings have given us democracy and shown trust and faith in our young people,” he added.
The 33 year old MBA graduate will contest from Shompangkha constituency under Sarpang Dzongkhag.
He feels that its citizens’ responsibility to come forward and build a deeper understanding and confidence between people and the government.
“We know the challenges and responsibilities and do not want to remain politically handicapped,” he said while sharing his intention to join politics.
From Panbang constituency under Zhemgang Dzongkhag has a Masters in Economics from Pune University, India.
With 13 years of experience in teaching he has been a passionate teacher and an administrator and imparts good positive values and the Gross National Happiness (GNH) to students.
“We cannot afford to leave anyone behind to progress and go forward as a modern nation,” he said.