This former Samtse Chimi and DPT member who is believed to have had an influential role in the 2008 elections won with a landslide majority even though he had to go up against six other candidates.
Sangay Khandu won in Samtse with 9,907 votes of which 9,144 was from EVM and 763 from postal ballots.
Reacting to his win he said, “First of all I have no time to celebrate and in fact I am worried now because people have shouldered so much responsibility and trust in me to serve the people.”
On his future plans in the NC he said, “First and foremost as per my manifesto and as the NC is the house of review and a law making body it will be of first and prime importance to screen out laws that a negative impact on people.”
He said he would propose amendments and make additions in the Parliament. “My first duty will be to discuss with the people with respect to the laws and the other things is that I will have to meet the expectations of the people,” said Sangay Khandu.
He said that he would have to work really hard and do many things for the better future of his people.
He won against Dhan Kumar Ghalley who got 4.595 votes, Chungdu Tshering who got 1,944 votes, Chahatrapati Phuyel who got 1,363 votes, Ganesh Ghimiray who got 912 votes, Kahar Nanda Dhakhal who got 906 votes and Narayan Dahal who got 775 votes.