Candidates of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) used the public debates platform to make a series of promises and at the same time pulled at party faults to up one’s own positions in the constituency.
The public debate sessions in Tashichholing constituency of Samtse finished on 19 June.
The PDP candidate from the constituency, Ritu Raj Chhetri talked about the importance of the 2013 elections ideologies and the manifestos of the party. He assured the people that PDP will be seriously looking into the census issue as the party understands it is one of the main problems of the people.
Ritu Raj Chhetri said, “We will be working on the clarity basis even if we happen to present to His Majesty for his gracious approval.”
He told the people of the constituency gathered for the public debate that PDP will also look into the wildlife conflict which occurs frequently in Tashichholing, as evident from the damages caused by elephants in the area. The PDP candidate pledged on the upgradation of the lower secondary school to a higher secondary school in the gewog, and new farm roads for the people.
“Within five years, the DPT party has undermined the institutions that guard the democracy such as Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), Office of the Attorney General (OAG), and Judiciary where there have been times that the institutions were criticized, and it has not been adequately supported by the government,” he said.
According to Ritu Raj Chhetri within the five years of democracy, there has been an increase in the gap between rich and poor in the country, and if PDP wins the general election then there will be changes for the better.
Ritu Raj Chhetri further promised to promote of the economic development, youth unemployment issues.
The Tashichholing constituency, DPT candidate Durga Prasad Chhetri promised to improve the health and education services, and also establish new ones.
During the debate he also spoke about completing the five year plan targets, solve the unemployment problems, increase salary for the government servants.
“There will be some best new changes in the economic development,” said Durga Prasad Chhetri.
Sonam Wangmo / Thimphu