How far does the Manifesto drive the victory of a political party?

The political party members believe the success of a party could be determined to an extent by its manifesto.

The two existing parties People Democratic Party (PDP) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), the new parties Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT), Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Bhutan Kuenyam Party (BKP) are all working to frame a strong party manifesto.

The DNT spokesperson Dr. Tandi Dorji “A Party will be judged by the manifesto, and it plays a crucial role to determine the triumph of a party as it is the plans of the party for the people” said a DNT member.

So far the DNT has identified four to five board national interests which needed immediate reaction and based on these issues, the party would structure their manifesto.

The spoke person for DCT confirmed, the party has already completed party’s charter and presently the party is working on the screening of the candidate based on the criteria.

“Only after selection of candidates, the party will be discussing on drafting party’s manifesto, looking at different issues and understanding the challenges,”

“Not only manifesto but also party’s ideology is equally important for the success of any political parties” observed core member of DCT, Tandin Tshering

He further supplemented, manifesto is what the party is going to do if it comes into power, so manifesto is important for everyone.

DPT has not worked on its manifesto as of now since the government needs to resolve. “Most probably the party will have the same manifesto but there might be some changes in the priorities,” said DPT working committee member.

“A Party’s success cannot be attributed to its manifesto alone, having a strong ideology counts in reaching to the voters,” the PDP secretary Yogesh Tamang said.

The PDP has not started works on its manifesto but they are still researching on the burning issues.

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