The only NC aspirant from Goshing gewog in Zhemgang Dzongkhag, Dorji Kadin got through the Zomdu election with majority ‘yes’ votes from 237 voters. However, the power of one did not entirely stay on his side as he received 21 ‘no’ votes alongside his 216 ‘yes’ votes.
The 41-year old from Samcholing, said he offered his candidature in order to contribute to the people of his constituency and through it to the nation.
A class of 1995 Sherubtse College graduate, he acquired a Master’s degree in business administration from Manila in Philippines and post-graduate diploma in Australia.
He served as the General Manager in Bhutan Telecom and as a civil servant for almost 17 years.
Asked about his plans if he should win, he said, “This will fully depend upon the people, in fact my main idea is to consult with people and work together. I don’t have any new ideas as of now because we don’t know what difficulties people face as of now.”
“Even if we have new ideas it is not viable to say that I have new ideas, but the best thing could be to discuss with people and what could be the best for the thing to really work out on,” he said. His key priority is to inform people in his Dzongkhag of the ground realities and seek feedback.
The Zomdu was conducted on 25 March in the gewog office. Goshing has 1,867 eligible voters.
Zhemgang Dzongkhag has eight gewogs, out of which four NC aspirants from the Dzongkhag came forward to contest.
Commenting on the general scene of political awareness among the electorate, he said “Many people were educated on voting process and of course they have tried their best but somehow people were really educated in 2008 and now, it looks like people are really aware and they know whom to vote and what kind of people to vote.” On his chances at a win, he said “it will depend upon the people and I am trying my best.”
Dorji Kadin is the fourth to declare his candidature from Zhemgang.