Two businessmen and an industrialist have joined the Bhutan Kuenyam Party (BKP) pack to contest in the 2013 elections. The candidates said their experiences are now mature for duty in the political fray.
Krishna Bdr Tamang, the poet who will serenade the electorate
“Industrial development is my priority that enhances the socio-economic developments of the country. I aspire for balanced economic growth to satisfy individual need rather than for individual greed,” said Krishna Bdr Tamang, 44 contesting from Dagana (Lhamoizingkha-Tashiding).
He prioritized road connection for Lhamoizingkha as it will ‘not only help the village in its imports and exports but also 70% of the country’.
Krishna Bdr Tamang served the government for 18 years in various industrial areas. He served in Penden Cement Authority Limited, Army Welfare Project and management institutions.
An added laurel on this candidate is a prominent medal for best International Poet of the year 2001 awarded by the most prestigious International society of Poets, Washington DC, United States of America.
His opponent is Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) MP Hemant Gurung who assured his candidature again for the next elections.
Pema Wangchey, the entrepreneur who will productively manage the constituents
Pema Wangchey, 45 after receiving his graduation scroll from Saint Joseph, Darjeeling, India opted for a life in the business community for 20 years.
“I am for the most vital zone, agriculture, both in my constituency and the nation. I want to make Punakha the ‘rice bowl of Bhutan’ but the national interest vests in my top priority,” said Pema Wangchey who will contest from Lingmukha-Talo constituency against DPT’s MP Rinzin Dorji.
The best of his contribution toward society has been ‘inter-locking for roads’ while running a tile business based in Phuentsholing called Druk Mosaic Tiles (DMT).
Tshering Nidup, a businessman whom the people can bank on
Tshering Nidup, a businessman who earlier worked in various sectors of banking and finance in Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) for the past 15 years, will contest from Bardo-Trong, Zhemgang.
He will have to contest against DPT’s MP Tshering Dorji.
The BKP has been in the political folds for almost three years since it last announced itself, but it has still not secured all 47 of its candidates.
On this, the BKP President, Sonam Tobgay said “There is lot of realization to form a political party and acquiring merits and finding right and broad-based candidates are just not easy”.
He added that it takes ‘courage, confidence and sacrifice’ for candidates to head and renounce.
BKP in its press conference yesterday told the media that ‘it will always lead by example’.
Puran Gurung / Thimphu