Eight DNT candidates from the East including the President and Vice President agree to join PDP

Untitled-1A formal announcement will only be made once the ECB clears the move

In a move that could change the political landscape of the upcoming general elections, around eight DNT candidates including the president Dorji Choden and vice president Jigme Zangpo have agreed to join the PDP.

However, this will only be finalized after a final decision is taken on the issue by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) which has been informed of the move.

The other candidates who have agreed to make the move from DNT to PDP are Lekey Dorji from Trong-Bardo constituency and Tshering from Panbang constituency under Zhemgang, Norbu Wangchuk from Kanglung-Samkhar-Udzorong constituency, and Kinely Dorji from Radhi-Sakteng constituency under Trashigang, The list also includes Jigme Dorji from Dremtse-Ngatshang under Mongar, and Pelzang Wangchuk from Jomotshangkha-Martshala constituency under Samdrupjongkhar.

The president Dorji Choden is from Thrimshing constituency under Trashigang while the vice president Jigme Zangpo is from the Mongar constituency under Mongar.

According to a reliable source, the DNT candidates had been approached by PDP a few days after the primary round results were announced, but the DNT candidates did not give a formal reply then.

Following the requests, the DNT in its party meeting decided to allow individual candidates to make their own choice in joining any other party. A source said that it was only yesterday evening that the candidates through a representative have formally agreed to join the PDP.

However, both the PDP and DNT leadership have declined to confirm or deny the move, though DNT leaders said that some candidates were planning to join another political party.

The Chief Election Commissioner Dasho Kunzang Wangdi has declined to comment on this specific case, but he said that he had made the stand of the ECB on candidate transfer clearly based on Election Laws.

The CEC, in the earlier interviews and during the announcement of results after the primary round had said, under Section 209, subsection C, a candidate who belonged to a party that could not make it through the primary round could join one of the parties that did.

Section 209. C says, “A person shall be deemed to be duly nominated to contest an election to the National Assembly, by a registered political party, if he or she is a member of a registered political party which could not qualify for the General Elections but is admitted as a member and nominated as a candidate by a political party to contest in the General Election. However, his/her membership in the original political party shall be forfeited.”

He had said that this could be done if the candidate resigned from his original party, and there was formal consent from both parties.

The CEC, in the past, has said that such provisions ensure that the electorate can still get popular candidates who do well, but are not in the party that gets through.

According to a source, PDP had originally approached the five candidates, Dorji Choden, Jigme Zangpo, Leki Dorji, Norbu Wangchuk and Kinley Dorji. However, the DNT leaders wanted more candidates represented leading to the additional three names of Tshering, Pelzang Wangchuk, and Jigme Dorji.

Of the eight, PDP and DNT leaders could either settle for all eight or seven of the eight candidates.  The candidature of Pelzang Wangchuk from Jomotshangkha-Martshala constituency is still under discussion.

The move of the DNT candidates pending of an ECB approval, and is expected to considerably strengthen the PDP in eastern Bhutan, where it was weakest both in terms of candidates and also an organization set up.

The presence of a stronger and relatively better known DNT candidates like the president and vice president to add to PDP’s list of candidates, will not only help them in individual constituencies, but is also expected to boost their credibility in the east, which has so far been a DPT stronghold.

The move is also expected to benefit PDP nationally as electoral calculations have shown that if a majority of DNT voters vote for PDP, then it could easily get a possible of 25 to 26 seats to form the government.

The PDP will be immediately getting a sure winner in Dorji Choden who got a landslide victory in her constituency, getting 2,038 votes compared to DPT’s 809 and PDP’s 362 votes.

Another constituency that could go PDP’s way is Leki Dorji’s Bardo-Trong where Leki lost narrowly getting 1702 votes compared to DPT’s 1,869. Here, the PDP’s 910 votes would tip the balance.

The third constituency is Jigme Zangpo’s Mongar where his 1,703 votes combined with PDP’s 757 could beat DPT’s 2,335 votes.

Other candidates, Kinley Dorji and Norbu Wangchuk will have a tougher races as the combined DNT and PDP votes in their constituencies are not yet enough to beat the  DPT vote count.

The situation is also the same for three additional candidates, Pelzang Wangchuk from Jomotsongkha-Martshala, Tshering from Panbang, and Jigme Dorji from Dremtse-Ngatshang. In fact, for the three candidates, whose candidatures DNT leaders have insisted upon, have won fewer votes than the sitting PDP candidates. The changes here could be a sacrifice made by PDP candidates to strengthen PDP’s overall prospects.

According to a source, the DNT candidates have agreed to switch over as they felt the primary round results showed that the people wanted change.

DNT president Dorji Choden said that nothing had been finalized as yet, though she has been approached. She said, “The party has left it to the individual candidates to make their own choices. While I am the party president, my duty is also towards serving the national interest, and for a stronger and more vibrant democracy. At the same time, voters from my constituency have also been insisting that I represent them in the Parliament.”

She said that her view on party ideology is, though each party had its own ideology it was more like a rainbow when taken together, as one party could not say no to the ideology of another. She said no party could say no to DPT’s Equity and Justice ideology or to PDP’s Wangtse Chirphel, or the decentralization of powers or DNT’s ideology to create an inclusive democracy.

On DPT’s accusations of horse trading and swapping of candidates being unethical, she said that DNT candidates would be working within the Electoral Laws. She declined to specifically comment on DPT’s charges, but said that such allegations are part of politics, and is a process of politicking.

Meanwhile, the DNT general secretary Tenzin Lekphell who himself is remaining with DNT did not confirm or deny the PDP move, but made a general clarification on behalf of DNT candidates who would be moving on.

Tenzin Lekphell said, “Firstly the elections rules allow it as DNT candidate would never move if it was not allowed. When it comes to the ideology, party candidates are considering bigger things than party ideology in making their moves.”

He said that the results of the primary round are a matter of grave concern to candidates as there is a danger of Bhutan being divided on regional lines as one party has been associated with the west and another with the east.

He said, “DNT candidates feel there is an opportunity to neutralize this by joining a party so that no party is associated with any region, and stopping the danger to the political fabric and harmony of Bhutan.”

Another DNT member, on the condition of anonymity, said that members of a prominent political party have been spreading rumors in the east that a western party was trying to dominate them.

“The candidates say that party ideology is secondary to national concerns like national unity, strengthening democracy, creating political stability, and ensuring that one party does not get too powerful,” said Lekphell.

He said that the political mood in the country was for change, and it would be of grave disservice to voters and the nation, if candidates did not make use of this opportunity to make democracy work, as this was also DNT’s prime pledge.

Lekphell said, “In the end it must work in the best interests of the nation and it is in the interest of the nation to have a strong and vibrant democracy and Parliament, which in turn needs strong and well balanced candidates between the Government and the Opposition party.”

Despite denials by DPT, the DNT general secretary affirmed that three DNT candidates including two of the winning candidates and an additional candidate had been approached by DPT to join the party.

One is J.B Rai of Phuentsholing who won from his constituency, and so far is not on PDP’s list, said that he had been approached by both parties, but would make up his mind by Monday.

The PDP candidates who stand to be replaced are Sonam Penjor from Thrimshing, Karma Chopel from Radhi-Sakteng, Dorji Drukpa from Kanglung-Samkhar-Udzorong, Kezang Wangmo from Mongar, Tshering Dorji from Dremtse-Ngatshang, Sherub Wangdi from Bardo-Trong and Sangay Dorji from Panbang.

 

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  1. This is utterly nonsense. The PDP should not takes the DNT Candidates; DNT candidates should not take the offer. What happens to the previous candidates of PDP? DNT candidates are morally corrupt and betrayal of their former party and party loyalists. As far as I am concerned, these DNT betrayers will not get votes. They are power-hungry. I am not going to vote for them. Such thing is now triggering my anger against both PDP and DNT. I used to be in favour of PDP, but now I don’t like PDP and DNT.

  2. The case of Leki Dorji from Zhemgang is interesting. First he was PDP. He betrayed PDP and joined DPT. Now he wants to get back to PDP. What a swing and sway? His mind is not stable and such man cannot be our leader. Common Khenpas, let us vote for someone who is stable and relaible. We are not going to vote for him, anyway. PDP is making mistake by accepting him back; PDP might lose some voters who actually voted for it during the primary round of election because of its new candidate. Please PDP, keep your previous candidate

  3. Bunch of people vying for power and money…. I have completely lost my faith in them specially, to DNT. PDP is hi-fi political party and DNT is supposed to be otherwise. What they will say in their general campaign now? I really pity those PDP candidates who were used and thrown out.

  4. Let-Live-In-Harmony

    This is what happens with the unclear election rules: what is the point in having the Primary Round of election if the candidates are allowed to switch and form a coalition after the Primary Round. If this is the case, then ECB should have forgone the Primary Round and save Nu. 26 Million and which likely more than Nu. 26 Million will be spent in the General Round.
    Though the constitution and electoral laws are allowing the swapping of candidates but what does it speak about the party and its candidate who fought tooth and nail displaying different ideology and principles. Forfeiting of their membership from original party and switching to another party only shows the ‘Horse Trading’ which otherwise the objective of having the Primary Round is to avoid this.
    Those parties who displayed their intention is not to form the gov. or in opposition but to give CHOICE to the People of the Nation is being contradicted by their actions compromising their Party Principles and their Ideology.

  5. Dear DNT !! we had been respecting the president and candidates but now you people don’t deserve a single vote because of the black practices that PDP and DNT is doing .. No voteeeeeeeeeeeee no vote please

  6. Now pls amend constitution n formalize coalition system of governance…and don’t waste money in conducting primary election!

  7. Please, DNT candidates, stop talking about serving national interest and confess directly that you want to serve your self interest. A candidate committed towards national interest would not switch from one party to another grabbing every opportunity even at the cost of other’s candidature. We understand your ulterior motives. We never want DNT hereafter.

  8. power hunger politicians..all the best

  9. Hi PDP,

    United we stand and divide we fall down. If as one nation and one people we hope you will favor to the western part of our country as till now many new economic developments have came up were given maximum priorities to  the western region and no more concern given to eastern region. 

    From the past campaigns held by your party was totally neglected to the eastern part of country by not even have visited at least once also even though there were limited campaign period.  If you go by like if even you won the general election and never given any importance to the east, the server consequences will be placed in the year 2018 election. This is unheard voice from the eastern zone and we hope your party won’t let down our hopes and aspirations put upon on you.

    We are pleased to hear about the sifting a potential candidates of DNT from east to your party to consolidated prudent candidates and to won landslide victory to the national assembly seats.

    We support you strongly but you should not hold seats by not even a minute stop serving our people with much dedication and loyalty.

    • @namchung plez plez plez forget about talking Western Party and Eastern Party,our nation is too small and not enough to Divide into two part,even small clock is having East,West,North and south,coz of that our country is also having four regional parts.we people should always believe we are one people for one nation and one king.Even if any supporters and Cand found talking on such issue people should be wise and should not vote on that particular party either PDP or DPT(if political party are not palying dirty on such issue than what else,how we can say western party and eastern party when we r having each cand from all 47 consitituency).It is really big threat to the small nation.

  10. If the party swapping is in the larger interest of the nation and not on individual vested interest, then it should be good enough.

    I think everything will depend on voters based on their informed decision and what they want.

    • Now see the fact and truth that encountered with the PDP and DNT . We all  bhutanese citizens knew it right from the primary round that  PDP and DNT were combined forced but spilted into two, just to  through out the DPT from the primary round. This is very dangerous to the Nations incase DNT has got through Primary round instead of DPT, because both ruling and opposition are from the same pot.

       I think ECB should not allow such precedence in place that candidates from the other parties who could not made through primary round to join  the party who are in final round election.

       In first place there is no point why party has to submit names of all 47 candidates in the primary round election if  candidates can be changed or add latter after getting through it .
      secondly in future it quite  dangerous to GNH country like Bhutan. like PDP and DNT other parties can spilt into two and if  both parties get through in pry round  , then as I said above there is no ruling and opposition as both are from the same pot. wai ECB should be doing research on this before it is too late. 

      See as all Bhutanese citizens knew that PDP and DNT are parthner right from the beginning while there was a common forum in TRC, 

      Bhutanese people did voted rightly selecting DPT in pry round, IN case DNT selected in place of DPT, then I think Bhutan will be facing serious problem because they can pass any law as they like, since they are from the same pot. Just in the eye of people to how it clear that there is two parties ( ruling and Opposition). henceforth people has to be careful while voting for final elections.  No one should not vote for the DNT candidates who are already out of contest and coming back to grapes second opportunity.

       Sorry for the PDP candidates who are replaced by DNT candidates. See how you can gain vote from the public, in first place  your party doesnot have faith in your potential and capabilities.  they call u when they could not get the candidates to fill up , just their party to get registered and get through them in pry round. Now they don’t want u that is too much disgraceful  and next time if u take part in any of the party, surely u want get votes because your party has advertised to the public that u people were not potential enough to take your sit in the final round.  

      Voters has to be very cautious in choosing the ruling party this time as lots of omens are coming from PDP and DNT. They are totally hungry to rule the country by any means. I  am much worried how they will act to the bhutanese citizens who has not voted for them as they started throwing out their own candidates because of whom they are here to stand for final round election. 

  11. we are here to support PDP, i think now eastern region ll have vast changes…what i have thought has exactly happening in Bhutanese democracy for the uniformity of public ..let us make one nation one people and share single plate of rice for every individual ….

  12. PDP as indicated by its party logo is exceptionally good at horse trading. But Bhutanese electorates are unique and unpredictable as it seemed to me. In 2008, if I am not mistaken everyone was expecting that PDP will win. But at last DPT who won by huge margin. In recent primary round, to me it looked, new parties are all against DPT. New parties wanted to oust DPT and many electorates were expecting DNT to do better than PDP. Yet, DPT won. Now, when PDP is doing horse trading, we never know what is running through the minds of electorates. People might change their minds. Bhutanese minds are too sensitive at times, a small flick can overturn other party. PDP don’t be over confident. It is very dangerous. Just simply be confident. Anyway, its people’s choice. let us watch la. Logically, I will support DPT at least for now because they have don’t good jobs. This is why people of central and eastern Bhutan are indebted to DPT. Western and southern Bhutan are far better in terms of economic development. Recent poverty report revealed that poverty is very much concentrated in eastern and central Bhutan because in the past development focus was in the south and west. The tide of developing is shifting towards east to bring a balanced development in the country. That’s what DPT is doing at the moment. And I like it very much. However, if PDP comes to power, remember eastern and central bhutan will be doomed. Our poor people will remain poorer because he will divert major development activities to western Bhutan. Hence, inequalities in the countries will widen. So, east and central electorates must vote for DPT.

  13. This is highly prestigious move made by DNT members who are joining PDP, in particular, Dasho JIgme Zangpo and Aum Dorji choden who were among the highly decorated leaders in Bhutan. Their representation would mean cream topping of PDP. The new-PDP symbols the white horse riding in beautiful garden of cherry/peach blossom establishment of the new government (the garden) and rendering the service of wangste chripel with loyalty to the Bhutanese people (the white horse). While the crans are flying in the sky….lol
    My heartfelt good wishes for their success.

    • How was Aum Dorji Choden highly decorated???
      Jigme Zangpo may has served in various senior post, but the decorations have not come through

    • Whether the horse will walk in the garden of peach blossom with Aum Dorji Choden as Minister can only be decided by the people of Bhutan, not by anyone else ….. and the story will be narrated for centuries yet to come. The political history will be read by thousands of future politicians of Bhutan.

  14. At first, many PDP candidates withdrew from PDP after their loss in 2008 election as they did not like the party’s ideology or its president. They formed a new party DNT with the hope of winning the election in 2013. In 2013, they introduced themselves as nyamchung party so different from other parties in terms of ideology and candidates. After their loss, they again want to join back PDP starting from president and vice president. This is called greed. Power hungry and trying every means to get kabney and patang. I lost my faith on such fake and cheap politicians. 

  15. I deeply honoured by the DNT party members for consilidating and honouring the country’s unity and soverign first than your own patry’s interest. We would regard and pay high respect for such deeds and decision. You are called real leaders and what more you could offer to the country. You are people that nation needed who keep real spirit and dignity. I am really honoured for being a worried citizen.

    • hahah …. absolutely no words …… a profound analysis has been done… where would Bhutan reach with these leaders is a trillion dollar question.

  16. Yes, some people wanted changed but majority voted for DPT in the primary round. so don’t even think, DNT+ PDP is going to win. Majority people will still vote for the best party. 

  17. Good. looks a good battle. let this choke DPT from forming the government.

    • We can’t choke DPT from forming government , they are the government every individual in the nation is responsible for the country even if DPT lose they ll be more effective form of government as opposition.for the development of the nation opposition play utmost role to me both weight equal because both DPT and PDP have to be in parliament for any decision making. no way either party ll choke out ..congratulation for both the parties wining primary round of election ………..

  18. shameless people! The DNT candidates are after power! They are like dog rushing for food! Its nothing but planned conspiracy between PDP and DNT. DNT made by PDP was the test t to see how DPT wins and ideally now true that they formed by one person! Therefore, i am not for two parties for life time! DPT is the true party and deserves one more time.
    Clear indication for PDP and DNT’s hunger for power was shown when they compared and combined votes and decided… I am from one of the eight constituencies and have been optiong for PDP…but now i am shifting towards DPT…So therefore, dont think people who have voted for PDP or DNT will vote for PDP… i am not voting for PDP and large chunk of voters from my constituencies have agreed the same.. Glory glory DPT. U will have one more landslide over PDP.. This time i think..only Tshering Tobgay could make to NA!

  19. Shameless Dorji Choden. You are the Mother of DNT and have chosen u and have supported you! You are leaving like this….U faithless creature… Same to Mr. Jigme Zangpo and other six candidates… No trust to all of you!!! you have coommitted blunder!! You all are cheat!!!!!!….You have been saying one thing during primary round and now u will advocate on wangtse Chirphel… You will be basically saying two completely different things in course of 2 months.. Such people can be equated to faithless…people who cannot be trusted.. Shame shame papa shame LOL

  20. Its Tshering Tobgay’s conspiracy to form two parties ie DNT and PDP…so that they can collide based on the primary round results.. His Prime objective is to become prime minister and download state resources for his own purpose.. Its clear now when eight are joining PDP.. They are deceiver and definite hungry to become PM, Ministers rather than serve the country. All the best hungry lions!!

    • Whatever u say, we Thrimshingpas and Mongarpas will only vote for someone who will bring direct benefit to the communities and these 2 leaders reffered to seem to have well versed with government policies and exposures with which they will be able to serve the people and the country. This time we can not be taken for a ride.

      • Well then good luck to you, even if they win they will be in the opposition, so how they are going to bring direct benefits to you guys will be a mystery.

  21. A party president joining another political party is a clear indication of no moral ethics and a sign power hunger. Aum Dorji Choden is no exception. She is a very power hungry lady if she decides to join either PDP/DPT. It is also against the constitution and is open secret although the party may claim that it is not.

    • Even the ECB is worried about a party President joining another party and voice similar concerns of a clear lack of ethics on her part. 

  22. Very funny. DNT seem to have forgotten that the primary round votes were for the party. With a ready excuse of regional balance and national interest, they’ve managed to nail the coffin no sooner than the party was born. By choosing to go with PDP almost lock stock and barrel, it is now proven that DNT was no more than a strategy with a feel good ideology to fool the voters. Not totally pleased with DPT we may be, but we are not so stupid not to see self-interests however they may be justified. Beware, the ides of July when our thumbs go on the EVM, you scoundrels.

  23. An open welcome. DNT will die/dossove soon…

  24. It is so disheartening to note that DNT is behaving so cheap. I am particularly sad when I came to know that President and Vice Present are leaving the party for their personnel cheap gain. With such attitude DNT is going to die slowly. Although DNT lost this time, I thought they will come strong in 2018. But now seriously doubt with such an attitude from the leaders. So SAD and I mourn for DNT..

  25. pdp or dpt ..they are equally bad, desperate and hungry for power. dpt had weakness but pdp won’t be perfect either. after all they are humans and have wants and desires to fulfill. barking with the crowd to get their support is not clear clear sign of sound political party.

  26. As per the DPT, if they get reelected, they are going to solve the Security clearance certificate problem especially in east which is 1997 case. I found in fb “Martsala’s dilemma

    Many people in Martsala, Samdrup Jongkhar, face security clearance dilemma due to the ‘1997 case’. They have been literally running pillar to post for about 15 years without much result.
    When the people submitted this issue to the DPT President, he was taken aback that the problem still prevails.
    “I did not know about this,” he said. “I thought this issue was already solved by our government about three years ago.”
    He added that it is not true that the cabinet had issued an order stopping the issuance of security clearance to any person.
    “I don’t know how it happened but we really need to immediately look into it. This thing shouldn’t have happened in the first place but I assure that the first thing we will do if we get re-elected is resolve this problem. I also assure you that such issues will be given utmost importance.” Since this is serious problem those who had protested to nation, will the DPT will able to solve? Or just for vote sake they had promised? Peoples in east should think more.

  27. Mani Kumar Thapa

    The very fact that DNT candidates refused to join the more powerful DPT proves that they were not power hungry. That they chose to join PDP to fight against corruption and tyranny means that they are here to serve the king, people and country. Well done DNT. 

    • yes DNt is power hunger it does not mean that went candidates shifted from DNT to PDP and not to DPD which is more powerful as of now….m sure combination of DNT and PDP ll make further more powerful party and serve tshawa sum

    • DPT does not want them in their party, why would DPT want losers, they did not have the choice to join DPT.

    • PDP but now DPT

      other way to look at it as that… those candidates of DNT aiming for minister post will not be favorite to get orange scarf even if they win…..because DPT have much more candidates better them those seven… That is why they didnt opt to join DPT….now isnt it power hungry DNT???

  28. Drukpa Kinley

    Dorji Choden, Norbu Wangchuk, Kinley Dorji, Jigme Zangpo especially please join PDP and also please clarify to your people in the East that whichever party comes to power development in the East will not stop.

    Rumor is that the very night that the primary election results were out DPT party workers in Kangpara went around villages waking up people and questioning them whom they voted for.

  29. The town is filled with accusations that it is morally NOT right for candidates, especially the president to migrate to another party when their party could not qualify to the general round. This is right on the periphery. However, if one analyzes very carefully and without any personal bias, this is going to benefit the Bhutanese democracy at large, leave aside whether ECB allows or not. What we want, ultimately, is strong representation of the general public and as balanced parliament as possible.
    I am doubtful whether the move of DNT candidates to PDP can really help in solving the problem of Eastern and Western divide, Personally, I do not see and feel such divisions too. But if it really is, it is a concern which every Bhutanese and political parties cannot ignore. That, I feel, should not be an outcome of politics in Bhutan.      

  30. haha… drama at its climax

  31. What? hungry DNT wolves desperate to hunt in the PDP’s jungles? We, the Bhutanese people can understand your burning desire for power.

  32. Its not sounding well mother, father and elders of DNT joining other party leaving behind only fragile kids!!! What about their sentiments when such members leaves the party??? On other hand, what about sentiments of those who can be replaced by such glutinous politicians??? PDP you need to think about their sentiments, emotions who really supported you to stand where you are today!!!

  33. Power hungry people will do anything to win seat in the parliament. Today they are so different, nyamchung and humble but tomorrow they hop to another tree and back again in searching for fruits like hungry monkeys. 

  34. all dirty politics best of luck

  35. Now see the fact and truth that encountered with the PDP and DNT . We all  bhutanese citizens knew it right from the primary round that  PDP and DNT were combined forced but spilted into two, just to  through out the DPT from the primary round. This is very dangerous to the Nations incase DNT has got through Primary round instead of DPT, because both ruling and opposition are from the same pot.
     I think ECB should not allow such precedence in place that candidates from the other parties who could not made through primary round to join  the party who are in final round election.
     In first place there is no point why party has to submit names of all 47 candidates in the primary round election if  candidates can be changed or add latter after getting through it .
    secondly in future it quite  dangerous to GNH country like Bhutan. like PDP and DNT other parties can spilt into two and if  both parties get through in pry round  , then as I said above there is no ruling and opposition as both are from the same pot. wai ECB should be doing research on this before it is too late. 
    See as all Bhutanese citizens knew that PDP and DNT are parthner right from the beginning while there was a common forum in TRC, 
    Bhutanese people did voted rightly selecting DPT in pry round, IN case DNT selected in place of DPT, then I think Bhutan will be facing serious problem because they can pass any law as they like, since they are from the same pot. Just in the eye of people to how it clear that there is two parties ( ruling and Opposition). henceforth people has to be careful while voting for final elections.  No one should not vote for the DNT candidates who are already out of contest and coming back to grapes second opportunity.
     Sorry for the PDP candidates who are replaced by DNT candidates. See how you can gain vote from the public, in first place  your party doesnot have faith in your potential and capabilities.  they call u when they could not get the candidates to fill up , just their party to get registered and get through them in pry round. Now they don’t want u that is too much disgraceful  and next time if u take part in any of the party, surely u want get votes because your party has advertised to the public that u people were not potential enough to take your sit in the final round.  
    Voters has to be very cautious in choosing the ruling party this time as lots of omens are coming from PDP and DNT. They are totally hungry to rule the country by any means. I  am much worried how they will act to the bhutanese citizens who has not voted for them as they started throwing out their own candidates because of whom they are here to stand for final round election. 

  36. Haha PDPs last hope, dishonest DPT candidates, anyway’s I don’t know why we are giving them so much of our time, after all, they are not going to be ruling, that part will be reserved for DPT. 

  37. What happened to DNT, the Nyamchung party,  President and Vice President both leaving for greener pastures.

    • Hi good! Will you still say the same if ever DNT had join DPT? I hope not but rather you would have praised their move beyond everything. he he… that is what we are doing now.

      • I would never want DPT to join forces with any other party, it is not morally right or ethical to leave ones own party to join a rival party. If they did any thing of that sort, I would not vote for them. Obviously, you and I have different ethics it seems.

        • Now what do you say about Radhi Sakting candidature when they seek DCT’s candidates back up.

          • I don’t understand you, do you mean to say that DPT has asked the DCTs radhi candidate to join DPT, can’t be true.

    • They don’t want to be Nyamchung anymore, they are hoping to get either a Blue or Orange kabney

  38. Realy tired going after power n post. Failed in 2008 n failed in Primary round bt still opting to b PDP that also after going out of the party. Power hungry n shameless r our bhutanese politicians.whose party wil they(Leki n Dorji) represent in 2018? Morality is quizical.ha ha.

  39. I wonder what the 35,000 or so people that voted for DNT have to say on their President and VP deserting them and like they promised in their campaigns, I thought they would always consult them first, haha, what a load of bull!

  40. Dorji choden gt landslide victory only with thought she wud b first lady Lynchoen nt as a ordinary candidate n same is with agay Jigme Zangpo. Sharchops don want to regret like ngalops for nt voting lynpo sangay.these day its nt only of being gentleman bt of being mentalman. U want to kno y JYT over Jime Drukpa; its only to be recorded in the country’s history. We did it.

    • Dorji choden, 
      am sorry it will be difficult for u to win this time as u looks a great cheater. how president can look for green pasture, amazing, may be u might have broke the world record. I think it is high time for Dorji choden demkhong to think twice before giving her vote this time. ECB what is the is the basis of pry having round if party or candidate what soever may can merge latter to one who get through pry round. Haa haa ECB opening the path for dirty people and one day Bhutan will land up in worsts situation. ECB is letting an flaws to go ahead. See in 2018 one party can split into two or three party to contest in the pry round as did by PDP and DNT this time. Incase those party of from same pot gets through the pry round then there is no check and balance and can do whatever they like. Now this very precedence is set from PDP and DNT with green signal from ECB. I as a bhutanese citizen regret to see all those happening in my time.
      I wonder Is there no other chief better the present one in ECB. I wish Lamkencho Sum will look after the GNH country and demolished all those with evil deeds. 

  41. we feel said on DNTcandidate that leaving DNT and joining in PDP.. its giving lesson to people of Bhutan that what will happened in 2018 election making lots of parties and spending lots of our ECBs money and at last making one party that who ever get through primary election so plez as citizen of Bhutan vote for rite party not for just power hungers……..

  42. It is good move. The party differences must be put aside and serve the nation. Competent and capable representatives are the heart of vibrant and established democracy. 

    Criticisms are part of everything. So more the benefit of the nation, let the dogs bark. Dedicated and patriotic citizens will always appreciate and support the move.

    All the Best both the parties.

  43. Yes, I join to support the united PDP and DNT.

  44. i being neither inclined to any of the party see  country and people benefiting more if DPT is given the second term. Since the country is in developing phase and at the early stage and with all economic development especially hydro power projects in start stage, DPT  will be very much be the right government that will change the faith of the country towards a self reliant mission in this era. i see it slow if PDP is to take up as the government. And besides see PDP president very very IMMATURE to take teh PM’s position

  45. I am saddened by dirty politics of PDP and DNT. They first wanted be both ruling and opposition. Now since one get disqualified by electorates and another was sure to be just opposition, they united again.

    Making jokes out of politics.

    • hey.. they just want to be strong party.. people who are in their twenties isnt the right candidate, so why not two become one and be really strong.. even as  a opposition in the NA.. yeah i believe DPT is very strong and need a strong opposition mena wai.. so they dont land up in selling BHutan….
       

  46. My God, is politics as dirty and deep as this one? They were one since the beginning. They fooled people so that people go against DPT. They also did it for extra fund for ECB. They had no intention of being true to their ideology. They were here to divert people’s mind by criticizing incumbent government right and left.

    TT has played this dirty politics all for power? My God, I hope they don’t sell the country by being ruling government.

  47. DNT has been always second party of PDP. It was just eye wash for people so that they discard DPT. Now i know the real intention. If PDP can cheat nation so much before they can form government, I wonder how far they can sell nation when they form government.

    Dorji Choden is woman with no principles and so is Jigme Zangmo, as a judge he was involved in supreme court tender scandal. Dorji Choden has discarded her village before 2008. When she lost in 2008, she began brainwashing for support in 2013. It did work but her hope to be PM or MP was dashed and now she is PDPian. How far will she go for money?

  48. hell with PDP+DNT

    I hated PDP and now I hate DNT. All power hungry scoundrels. I hope they win this election. People will know their real colours and discards them for century afterwards…

    • Dont hate DNT, just hate the people who have deserted DNT… the seven named above

    • you hate PDP and DNT.. and we know you love DPT… all the party really sucks! PDP and DNT wants to join and DPT president ignores what his party members have done.. he is just a power hungry old man………………………… 

  49. hell with PDP+DNT

    Captain abandoning ship. How bad can politics be…

  50. Power hungry politicians will try every means to get a seat in the parliament. They say one thing today and does the opposite tomorrow. We lost faith in DNT. Shame on dirty politicians dumping innocent fellow members. 

  51. Aum Dorji has no integrity to talk to anybody. She changes party like clothes. It is a shame. All this time the new party, new times, new ideas was a complete lie.

  52. Welcome DNT, I am all here for PDP now, Good luck!

  53. Ti’s a good move. The other parties should unite against DPT.

  54.    I  have always faith in PDP  and i am sure its gonna swipe the general election  and it will give huge blow to DPT in-case if DNT members join with PDP. Though i was DPT supporter in 2008 ,  citizen of my country lets give chance to PDP and see its performance then only we can judge . But PDP campaign manager  please   change the   candidate from Dogo Shaba with former zimpon yom Dasho Nima Tshering. i am sure he is more deserving candidate  

    • You repose your trust on collusive parties…i am sure people will have say on this issue in general round.

  55. Initially, DPT claims that DNT, DCT and PDP are basically one party, now its true. If this information is know to the general public, PDP as lesser chance to win the upcoming election. Now its clear that, DNT vision of Nymchung was just lie. These candidates were initially in PDP but pretend to form DNT and its back to PDP. they so desperate to get power . People of Bhutan are no Fool. Dont fool urself. Those eight candidates will never win even with PDP.

    • They made Govt to spend Nu.12,220,000/- in the primary round. 130,000*47*2=12,220,0000/-. Make them refund so much money. Taking Govt and ECB for a ride. Stupid parties.

      • What about the people that had to travel for up to 4 days to vote, just imagine the costs and with DNT and PDP joining forces, for the general elections, there will be a much larger number that will be travelling.

  56. This is highly prestigious move made by DNT members who are joining PDP, in particular, Dasho JIgme Zangpo and Aum Dorji choden who were among the highly decorated leaders in Bhutan. Their representation would mean cream topping of PDP. The new-PDP symbols the white horse riding in beautiful garden of cherry/peach blossom which represents establishment of the new government (the garden) for rendering the service of wangste chripel with loyalty to the Bhutanese people (the white horse). While the crans are flying in the sky….lol
    My heartfelt good wishes for their success.

  57. There were no doubt when DNT was formed, it was considered as a part of PDP…..and everybody expected swapping either way after primary round…

    Now its on people to understand how dirty the politics is….and how the people in politics are….

    so now lets see who is good party and doing for the sake of people rather than themselves….with the ideologies being compromised….n promises being compromised as well…..so beneficiaries too may get compromised….

  58. fade up….

  59. Technically swapping of candidates on a large scale can seemingly amount to defection or coalition principles and parties who joins another party at this stage of the electoral process is questionable. I feel only the winning candidates from the losing party (DNT) in the primary round should be allowed to swap. For instance, Aum Dorji Choden and Phuntsholing Demkhong candidate JB Rai should be allowed to join the PDP since the people have voted for their candidatures. Letting 8 candidates join PDP at this stage will set a bad precedence for our young democracy.

  60. Yes we all believed and had great hope for Aum Dorji and her party DNT as being different from the earlier parties. But she has shown her true colors by joining PDP which is a party of the richest and most powerful business houses in Bhutan. She has been bought to fulfill her own personal ambitions but most of all she has betrayed her people. The people know now and will not vote her in

    • hey Ngalong,
                             Aum Dorji or who ever, please there are some people who are really fighting for the people mey.. Do you think DPT doesn’t have back up in form of cash.. they ruled bhutan for 5 long yrs and they became very rich them self.. if you dont agree with me, go to all those mining places.. who is supplying all the stone to the upcoming mega hydro projects in bhutan.. most of them belongs to members of DPT.. i dont wanted to point out but then just blaming a Women who has the will to fight………..

      • I respected her as president of DNT, but she deserted her party. Initially she was PDP member, but she joined DNT as president with a hope to become PM of Bhutan-is this not greedy? Then her party lost in the primary round- again she felt Pm chance is gone so try for MP atleast. She feels she is omniscent? I am not happy with her motives and not as person. If she is related to you, I am sorry
        Mr. Namgay

    • ya i do believed in your statement …i thought her party may win next election but now it was just fun of primary round

  61. want tshe chirphel only from the mouth. like me ordinary citizen will suffer door to door of the offices just for getting a signature. some times receptionist scold for repeated asking.

    lyonpo will be lyonpo and l cowboy will be cowboy but citizen of bhutan must thinking for generation to generation that BHUTAN must stay on… who ever comes to power, just plan for generation to sustain future citizen .  established good project to generate income rather than to temporary business benefiting some one directly by  supplying 205 boleros, 205power tillers, 205 small jerkins BOD. and helicopter.  copter will not benefits villagers  nor lift us to general hospital when my angry ox attack me in the middle of the grazing field. it will not operate in the rainy season,depends on weather condition and landing place. that also depend who he is and relation to higher post. these business will go to  whom you know citizen,  think for bhutan, forget  east ,west,south and north. we are one. 
    but vote wisely do not believe to politician they are hungry man, hungry men can even kill people.

  62. WELCOME. སེམས་ཀྱི་གདིང་ལས་རང་བྱོན་པ་ལེགས་སོ་ཡོད་ལགས།།

  63. pro democracy

    i salute the leaders who joined from DNT to PDP for their courage to join all to gether a different party.. Salute them for their courage to fight corruption..

  64. What is surprising to note is that all the key people of DNT – president, vice president, spokes person all joining PDP. How many times can a person move from one party to the other. To win a post people can do all it seems – even agreeing to the enemy. If DPT offered the post, these people who were against DPT in the debates would join too…

    It is important to think why the Constitution does not allow coalition…. if as many as 7 key members of a party joins another party to let it win … i wonder if this is nothing to do with coalition formation … under such situation anyone can form a party … form today and dissolve tomorrow.

  65. Since Noene of PDP’s 7 candidates have neither been medically nor legally disqualified from partaking elections, the only law that allows them to be replaced by DNT candidates is the popular votes secured by those DNT candidates in their respective constituencies. So, did the seven DNT candidates secure majority votes from their constituencies? Here are the statistics of votes secured in the primary elections in the 6 constituencies.
    In Kanglung-Samkhar constituency, DNT secured 1010 votes, =21 percent. DPT secured 2441 votes =52 percent and PDP secured 999 votes =21 percent. So does Norbu Wangchuk have the majority of votes?
    In Mongar constituency, DNT secured 1703 votes =34 percent. DPT secured 2325 votes =47 percent and PDP secured 757 votes =15 percent. Does Jigme Zangpo have the majority of votes?
    In Bardo-Tong constituency, DNT secured 1702 votes =36 percent. DPT secured 1869 votes =40 percent andPDP secured 910 votes =19 percent. Does Leki Dorji have majority of votes?
    In Panbang constituency, DNT secured 605 votes =19 percent, DPT secured 1580 votes =50 percent and PDP secured 839 votes =26 percent. Why should the replacement be allowed when PDP’s votes exceed DNT candidate’s votes?
    In Jomo Tshangkha constituency DNT secured 661 votes =13 percent. DPT secured 2264 votes =47 percent and PDP secured 1637 votes =3percent. In fact, PDP’s candidate secured more votes than Pelzang Wangchuk.
    In Radhi-Sakteng constituency, DNT secured 634 votes =15 percent. DPT secured 2253 votes =55 percent PDP secured 1001 votes =24 percent. DNT’s candidate Kinley Dorji secured much lesser votes than PDP’s candidate.
    Other than Dorji Chedon who was a clear winner, none of the other 6 has won the majority of votes from their constituencies. So, on what grounds should DNT’s candidates be allowed to replace PDP’s candidates? Other than the money factor, we do not find any laws that qualifies these replacements to be allowed.

  66. People’s Democratic Party Members and Druk Nyamrub Tshogpa’s members are real ngolops of the Kingdom of Bhutan, i don’t know what they are trying to do with politics in such a small country….i don’t fear to laws… doesn’t have respects to our beloved Kings and to the people of Bhuatan in large…giving very very bad examples……

  67. they don’t fear to laws….

  68. After reading all the silly comments made by the supporters of PDP and DNT, I don’t think DPT has anything to worry about.

  69. the move is indication that DNT wants to fight the tyranny  and authoritarian rule of dpt. We cannot let DPT continue the mess for another five years which is a long long time. We must change them and tell them that they are not invincible. DPT has created deep division in our society especially in the east where majority of people are ignorant. They are now spreading very scary massage in the east. Thank you DNT for showing your courage in time of great need.

  70. This is a brief story of DPT for every Bhutanese must understand before they cast their precious secrete vote. Pre-2008, before democratic Bhutan was established the core members of the DPT comprising 5 ministers were by then already cabinet ministers since 70s and 80s. They were the first people to comprehend the reform of Democratic Bhutan since millennium when our benevolent 4th Druk Gyalpo felt the need of decentralization system (Wangtse Chripel) in the government as development activities were taking more inclination patterns at the locations/Dzongkhags where ministers/their relatives own land (most part of western) where people were inertly feeling the regionalism. The formation of DPT and preparations started inside the cabinet ministry when our king was busy granting audience to every Bhutanese people for drafting national constitution. With the introduction of Wangtse chripel there showed no significant development in Bhutan. WHY?
    Many of the FYP development such as road infrastructure, rural electrification and drinking water got brush up and suspended. Many of the ODA Projects, Grants were put on ice. All these FYP development activities converted in to pledges for the DPT in 2008.
    They deferred developmental activities into their pledges and established strongest Democratic Party in Bhutan already. Now it is the people’s right to vote to strengthen the party where they will descend the own generations for candidates irrespective of their capability. In some part of the country they have already demonstrated. Wake-up Bhutanese.

  71. I am utterly shocked at the news. I did not think in the wildest of my dreams that such moves would occur in a small country like Bhutan. We have been saying to others that politics in Bhutan is unique and clean. Now the uniqueness is being shown to us. Imagine what colors would come up in the coming years! Desire, desire, desire is all to do with all these. Let us think to ourselves whether we are moving in the direction that was envisioned by our visionary leaders. Democracy is moving towards demon-crazy, I think.

  72. PDP talks of devolving power, but 7 of their candidates do not have the power to remain with the party and contest despite their efforts in the primary elections. Now, they are bribed and thrown away for the power-hungry DNT politicians to come in. These useless people do not understand the sentiments of those withdrawing candidates. Again, silly Norbu Wangchuk is talking about regionalism as if only he is the sharchop to represent his constituency. Was the PDP candidate not a Sharchop? He does not know what he is saying. The people of his constituency will teach him a lesson very soon.

  73. ppl like lekey dorji and dorji choden will keep on hopping their jobs for the rest of thier lives for if they stay longer in one place people will come to know their true nature. I can’t imagine ppl like norbu wangchu talking about steering the country…!!!!!!!!!!1

  74. Section 209. C says, “A person shall be deemed to be duly nominated to contest an election to the National Assembly, by a registered political party, if he or she is a member of a registered political party which could not qualify for the General Elections but is admitted as a member and nominated as a candidate by a political party to contest in the General Election. However, his/her membership in the original political party shall be forfeited.”
    Its interesting to note that politicians can switch off their ideals and cling on to others and work for a better cause…call of the nation or….very interesting!

  75. Who wants a leader who don’t know an a b c of leadership… remember 2008 election.

    1. An unemployed graduate getting employed as MP.
    2. An in-experience boss controlling the experience secretaries.
    3. Dzongkha teacher translating english (bills) in assembly.
    4. Sleeping people in the National assembly session.
    5. and lots more…

    So think about it “being wise or not being wise”

    • But they did their duties and completed the term and gained experience so they should make use of their expertise in next five years.

    • When the local government leaders are required to pass Dzongkha written text but why not necessary for parliamenterians where representation can only be expressed in Dzongkha. It realy looks funny to me.

  76. what sentiments??? Seven members withdrew because they know those replacing candidates are better then them and on top of that they are sacrificing for the country and its peoples sake, So please weigh between 7 versus 7 million. Why these people are creating nuisance “DNT candidates joining PDP”..PDP knows they are little bit weak, so they are forming a competent government and its purely on the basis on ECB rules. They have not done any damage. You ruthless DPT supporters.

    • Sacrificing what for the country, their morals and ethics.

      • Dear DPT online Tshokpa, do you utterly mean DPT have ethics?. Let me give you some clue how they have shown their ethics in past 15-25 years in government service as Ministers before & after 2008
        1. Before 2008= suspending all development (FYP & ODA Projects) in many part of the Bhutan.
        2. After 2008=Resuming all the suspended development for securing votes from innocent people (mostly in eastern Bhutan)
        Interestingly, JYT served as PM of Bhutan twice before 2008 already? Now he is telling he has done everything in last 5 years, That is another meaning of ethics. Cheers!!

        • Can you show the details of what kind of projects? Did you work in the GNH commission?How did you know that JYT cancelled the projects for self interest and not for other reasons such as lack of resources ? Evidence based information is what people will believe in. Please provide evidence.

          • Take some time with Annual reports of MoAF, MoLHR, MoWHS and Master FYP and other ODA plans and policies you will take at least more than one year to analyses. Still you can try.

  77. The constitution provides it, ECB act allows it, respective parties agrees to it, individuals wants it, supporters support it, only DPT does not want it. WHY? maybe because more then 55% of the population voted for change. The JYT factor does not seem to be working for all after all. It is very obivious that some strong staunch DPT supporters does not want change and will do whatever to keep Hereditary DPT party in power. You all must be benefitting now from the few drops that trickle down. Think for your childrens future and think for the countries future. If change is not effected now, it will never. It is definately new times new ideas with power to the people at the grass roots. let the people decide the future not the few individuals of DPT.
    JYT mentioned that people should not influence others to vote or not to vote for any party or individual. I pray that he and his party practises what is preaches.

  78. PDP/PDP  should   approach   DCT and  DKT party  as well   as there  are  some capable candidates

  79. Change for the sake of change is not necessarily. In a democracy, what people vote for must be respected. Just because some individuals are not happy or hungry for power does not mean that change is necessary. Individual desires cannot be quenched at the larger interest of the nation. Few minus points will be there but no one can be perfect. if the majority of Bhutanese decide to go for a party then it should be respected. May be that party is better than others. It may not be perfect but then from among those available as option, may be this is a better one. If there is no better choice, may be choose the one that is better among the options. Bhutanese people may seem to be dull but then they know how to listen and decide. Let us not make a mistake by undermining the intelligence of the 700,000 Bhutanese people. They say “yes” to all but decide the one they think is good for future of the nation. Any party that proves to be worthy in practice will get the support.

  80. In politics there is no place for morality and one is a fool to cling on to morality and principles. In election particularly in Bhutan one must think of winning the votes through tackful means otherwise ethics, moral, priciples etc. will never get vote and one will have to just watch opponent winning all the time. In addition one should prepare and equipped with all tricks and negative activities to overcome one’s opponent if not forget about thinking of politics.

  81. When it is allowed by ECB, why not join the winning parties. If I were Aum Dorji Choden I would have taken the same decision when it is certain that she would win from her constituency. In comparison she is like mother to her opponent and it is better for the voters so that they would be better represented by experienced parliamentarian. As a matter of fact life is so uncertain and one should at once jump whenever there is opportunity.

  82. The peach has lost its flowers to the wind horse. So without the flowers, where is the hope for fruits. Perhaps all the flowers were sterile that they actually did not bear fruits in the recent election. Will the same flowers bear fruit in the next election… only the Bhutanese people will know. The spokesperson of the peach party said that losing some of its members (president, vice president included) would not affect the party. perhaps he is right …. the peach will not bear fruits but it is OK as long as its sister party PDP wins…. now after the recent coalition, the party’s theme “new times, new ideas” is more clearer… in a new time, to defeat the other party, it is time to change the politics by forming coalition….. coalition is not allowed in the constitution and this vision is defeated as people know how to harness the seemingly weakness in the electoral laws … show one member in the tentative list but put the other afterwards…. in fact the word tentative is aptly put ….. the peach party is rightly named …… nyamrup party …. join hands with the other to defeat ….

  83. If anyone in India – which is the biggest democracy and one of the older (not perfect of course) reads the emotional outbursts of the Bhutanese people on the fact that some politicians of a party that lost in the first round is now joining another & forming a kind of coalition, they would find it amusing at best and shallow at worst. Amusing because as an ‘infant democracy’ we have so much to learn like not taking things so personally for e.g.. relatives joining another party instead of his or her uncle or cousin’s party. Shallow when certain views expose the fact that the commentator is clearly a die hard supporter of one particular party & arguments like the President of so & so party is the BEST and can never be replaced etc. When His Majesty the Fourth King could step down and prove that no one is indispensable the rest of us are insignificant insects and should for for one second feel or believe that ‘without me the country will fall apart’. So long as we have honest, sensible and humble ministers and a strong and capable bureaucracy with His Majesty the King – peace, prosperity and good relations with the rest of the world especially India is a given.

    The fact that some DNT members have joined PDP is not a bad thing as it will make a stronger opposition (if they lose) and if PDP wins then DPT will have 5 years to reflect on why the Bhutanese people wanted change. Either way the Bhutanese voters would have ‘spoken’ and thats what democracy is all about. The fact that both PDP and DPT are picking candidates most likely to win – including ones with criminal and / or corruption cases is unfortunately not uncommon in ‘democracy / politics’ because at the end of the day they want to win. And if loopholes in the electoral system allow those with a shady past to contest then they will take advantage of it. The concern that PDP President could be another arrogant a-hole may or may not be true  -only time will tell. But what we all do know is that the former Prime Minister did use his discretion a lot when it came to putting people in high places. The former Speaker for instance who was made Ambassador in Dhaka reportedly not only fired but physically abused a staff in the Bhutanese embassy and yet nothing was done about it. Similarly even though Bap Kesang had little to show as an administrator in RCSC he was made Ambassador – twice – thanks to JYT as their wives are sisters. Yeshey Zimba’s brother Sonam Tshong who has no diplomatic skills and faced serious audit objections when he was in BBS – and was removed earlier from foreign ministry – was appointed as Ambassador to Brussels! The list could on and one. So at the end of the if the people of Bhutan were to pick a lesser evil given the limited choice anyway its obvious mena?  

    Cynical

    • Cynical, I agree with you in regard to Jigme Tshultrim the ex speaker, Bap Kesang who is a terrible person as many people will vouch for me and Sonam Tshong about his days in BBS. The DPT leadership, if they do return to power must address this issue of nepotism. 

      But I don’t agree with DNT President and VP joining PDP, first of all they have left their own party DNT, which may not survive, even if it did, no one would trust them. The other candidates are ok, but then how do you say it will be stronger when 4 of the candidates replaced actuall had higher votes that the DNT candidates that are replacing them. Don’t you think such a thing is not good for democracy.

  84. We have already sown the peach seeds which will normally take 5 long years to fruiting and even apples take more than 5 years to bear fruit. We have all the passions and will nurture it until it blooms.

    • I was a silent supporter of DNT till the primary round. In fact I wished that DNT win the primary. But now after the moving of several candidates from it including the president and even some of the founders, I do not any faith. I have serious doubt on the ideology, ethics and principles. Their ideologies change depending on the direction of wind. It seems that the words such as serving in nyamchung way ….. etc …. etc were just to garner votes… now the peach will bear a lemon fruit as it has mixed genes of another tree with the manure of the wind horse. The wind horse does not have a saddle and thus will not run without load…

  85. Very illogical politicians. Please learn that voters are not fool to be played for the interest of individuals. Voter know the best to be elected. Calculation of PDP & DNT is wrong. Very pitiful.

  86. སེམས་པ་དགེ་དང་མི་དགེ་བྱེ་བྲག་ལས།། དགེ་སྡིག་གཟུགས་བརྙན་ཆེ་ཆུང་རྗེས་མི་འགྲོ།།

    The distinction between virtue and non-virtue must be made in regard to the motivation, not in regard to the magnitude of a virtuous or negative form.

  87. The Lhachoisungs will take care of those people who are power crazy, thus Bhutan is unique.

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