The common forum at the Kanglung-Samkhar-Udzorong constituency was a display of righteous stands for People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to inform voters about the corrupt practices by former Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) ministers. The DPT side, regardless of all the PDP pointers, solely stuck to addressing party pledges.
Addressing the overwhelming crowd of voters gathered in Sherubtse College auditorium, PDP candidate Norbu Wangchuk shared the recent issues over the Education City and the corruption practices by the past government. Hence, he pledged to firstly ensure that the corruption practice which was raging in the DPT reign would be wiped out and the meaning of democracy in the country would be strengthened.
In his brief talk regarding the economic situation of the country, he shared the PDP’s concerns with the voters. Norbu Wangchuk stressed that if PDP comes into power, it would find various measures to improve the economic status of the country.
The candidate also pledged to strengthen the Indo-Bhutan friendship, which has moved at a snail’s pace during the DPT’s tenure as the government.
The DPT candidate Thinley Palden Dorji spoke on the party’s manifesto and pledged to fulfill the party’s unfulfilled pledges, if elected once again.
“Many things are yet to be fulfilled and they will be fulfilled if the people give us the opportunity for yet another five years,” he added.
He pledged to provide an old age pension for the elderly citizens above 65 years and to ensure that the elderly people get the adequate care they need. He also pledged to promote full employment and to find employment opportunities with implementation of refreshed policies and planning.
Addressing the party’s manifesto, the DPT candidate pledged to improve and clear farm roads in every village. He also pledged to ensure that every home has water supply, benefited with health facilities, education, telecommunications, agriculture, and animal husbandry.
Thinley Palden Dorji said that if DPT gets another chance to rule it would bring tremendous change in the livelihood of the people and alleviate poverty in the country.
“If elected, I would visit my constituency in every three months,” added Thinley Palden Dorji.