PDP gets a new General Secretary

Yogesh Tamang (photo by Upasana Dahal)

Yogesh Tamang from Tsirang, who worked with the RCSC for almost 15 years, became the General Secretary of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) since yesterday.

Yogesh Tamang also served in the Ministry of Agriculture for two years and he was working as a private consultant since 2001.

He joined the PDP since 2008 and served as an active member

“I have been working since two to three months back but today I officially took the post on a voluntary basis”, he said.

He also said that he believes in the ideology of PDP and it was his genuine interest for the party.

“I hope I can be of great use to the party”, he added.

As a General Secretary he would be looking after party administration and management.

While commenting on more political parties coming up in the political scenario he said that additional parties means more choices with diverse promises.

“My biggest worry is that there are chances of creating confusion especially among the villagers with more number of political parties contesting”, said the General Secretary.

He feels that people should be more concerned about picking up the right party who can make a difference in their lives when they have more choices.

However, the new-fangled General Secretary is confident about his party’s victory in the upcoming election

Yogesh Tamang denied commenting on the number of candidates that the party has.

“It is too early to say anything on this as 2013 elections is too far”, he stated.

On the comeback by former minister and PDP President Sangay Ngedup, Yogesh Tamang said “without the consent of Lyonpo it is impossible to say anything on this, as most of things regarding Lyonpo’s return is assumed by the people.”

“But it is good to have a founding member even as a candidate because it is going to add to the image of the party and most importantly junior people like us feel more secure” added the General Secretary.

Sources in PDP say that as of now it is unlikely that Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup will return.

He said that PDP is the first party to be formed and registered in thr 2008 elections and PDP will continue to be there as they have strong support from the base and their dedicated supporters.

PDP has eight to nine working committee groups who are meeting every Thursday to discuss their progress and action plans.

PDP is expected to have a tough fight on its hand from the two new parties of Druk Nyamprup Tshogpa and Druk Mitser Tshogpa.

There are also claims made by DNT that some former PDP candidates have agreed to join the party.

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