The elections are almost a reckoning-day away and up-and-coming parties are on the hunt for potential candidates, in a dearth of candidates’ pool. Those with the right laurels are unavoidably hounded with big promises.
This piece of innuendo has been flashed on the political grapevine: The former Health Secretary, Dasho (Dr.) Gado Tshering, who had shown an inclination toward politics is said to have been ‘in talks’ with the ruling party and the new party, the Druk Mitser Tshogpa (DMT).
“Yes, there have been some discussions with the DPT and the DMT and that is all,” said Dasho (Dr.) Gado Tshering.
The speculations amongst people in Bji-Katsho constituency are that Dasho (Dr.) Gado Tshering joining the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) is a possibility, said a source.
Dasho (Dr.) Gado, said the prime focus will be given to the Haaps (people of Haa), “I will decide on whatever grounds they decide, like on the party that I should represent,” said Dr. Gado.
Dr. Gado said sometime in between June to August, this year he plans on having a meeting with his village folks, the elderly, and his supporters to serve the need of the hour.
A hint here perhaps meaning, that he will align himself with the party that will serve the people.
Among the two parties, Dasho (Dr.) Gado said the ruling government was doing a good job and that he was not rejecting the DPT, but, he wanted to leave it up to his people.
On whether he was being considered to replace the existing DPT representative, he said he was unaware.
“The current representative is a capable person, I cannot comment on his front but, here again the people will decide on him,” said Dasho (Dr.) Gado.
Dasho (Dr.) Gado has been a popular figure among the Haaps, from making it a point to visit the village at least four times in a year; he has been befriending, tending to their ailments, and interacting well with them.
With the rapport that he has been able to maintain with the people, they want him as their representative. “With such encouragement from the people, I will come forward,” said Dasho (Dr.) Gado.
Dasho Gado said with the education, exposure and the rank that has been bestowed upon him during his tenure in the civil service, he said it was high time he did something for the country in return.
The former health Secretary, Dasho (Dr.) Gado Tshering, had resigned from his post of Health Secretary on moral grounds. Dasho (Dr.) Gado Tshering is currently working on starting a diagnostic clinic.