Kelzang Lhundup wins Lhuentse by the power of postal ballots

Of the two candidates from Lhuentse, Kelzang Lhundup, 48, from Menbi gewog won the NC election with 4,600 votes of which 2,581 were PB and 2,019 were EVM. His rival, Tshering Penjor, had more EVM votes at 2,459.

Kelzang Lhundup won as his opponent got only 2,055 postal votes.

Overjoyed in winning the NC seat, Kelzang Lhundup thanked his voters for their trust and confidence in him, particularly to all the voters who voted through PB.

He promised to be a bridge between his people and the government and pledged to serve the people of Lhuentse and the nation through his commitment to address on safeguarding the sanctity of the Constitution and upholding the vision of our great monarchs.

He said he would place greater priority on sovereignty and national security matters, be responsive to citizens’ needs, focus and redress constituency concerns and aspirations, review the 13th FYP and ensure that Lhuentse dzongkhag is allocated a fair share of national resources.

Of all the pledges, Kelzang Lhundup said getting timber permits in the rural pockets is difficult and the recent removal of humanity courses has affected class XII pass youths, so therefore, he pledged to look into these pressing issues if elected.

He has a B. Tech in Civil Engineering and has 26 years of work experience in civil service with 11 years as a District Engineer, coordinating development activities in the eight gewogs.

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