Candidates of People’s Democratic Party in Samdrup Jongkhar yesterday concluded their common forum for the general round of election held last in Bangtar. The candidates covered five gewogs under Samdrup Jongkhar and discussed about the specific needs in different gewogs.
More than 300 voters gathered in Karmaling High School to pay attention about the PDP’s pledges and the candidates shared the party’s inimitable ideology “Wangtse Chhirpel” which the candidates say is all about empowering people for liberty, equity and prosperity by devolving power and authority.
Mingbo Drukpa in his explanation of the party’s manifesto pledged to firstly ensure local governments in gewogs , Thromdes, Yenlag Thromdes and dzongkhags , if they come into power will enjoy more administrative powers than ever before.
In promising maximum autonomy to take decisions, PDP pledged to handover more powers to prioritize, and even changes based on their own need, the developmental activities, and recruit people and take all other administrative decisions.
The PDP’s candidate of Dewathang- Gomdar Constituency Mingbo Drukpa also addressed balanced regional development and PDP’s promises to institute an Eastern Bhutan Development Committee to initiate developments in the eastern parts of the country.
Further the candidate pledged to open three new colleges in the East and upgrade rural schools that call for upgrading; this he says is pertaining to the rural focus. Further the candidate pledged to solve major challenges faced by the rural communities like poor road infrastructure and bridge, water supply, transport and communication, agriculture, health and schools.
In the party’s national pledges, Mingbo Drukpa addressed youth and employment related pledges, women, civil servant, private sector, economy, welfare and social security.
The party representative also pledged two ambulances in every hospital in addition to two helicopter ambulances to airlift emergency patients to better hospitals.