Leki Tshering, a teacher for the past 11 years, has resigned to run for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections.
He will be contesting from Genekha Gewog, Tshochekha village of Thimphu Dzongkhag.
The 39-year old said that his decision to contest for the Council is a planned move.
“The Council is a house of review for laws of the kingdom. I want to join the Council and act as a bridge between the community and the government,” he said, adding that it is his way of giving back to the community and country.
Leki Tshering holds a B. Ed (Primary) and last taught in Chukha Central School. He believes in positivity and has always been optimistic about the decisions he has taken in life. His decision of contesting for NC has been well received by his family.
Talking to Business Bhutan, Leki Tshering said: “My strengths are honesty, apt education and experience. I believe in helping and this is a platform where I can not only be a voice for the voiceless but also extend assistance to the needy.”
He added that politics is not only about votes. “It is a platform for showcasing what one can do for the country and people.”
He said he does not want to lure voters by making false promises just for the sake of it. “I do not believe in lip service; given a chance or if people vote in my favor, I will serve them and the community. Time will decide and so will the people,” he said.
Someone who has always been an obedient son to his parents, a dedicated teacher to his students and a good father to his daughters, he expects to be a good leader to his people.
“People should vote for me if they believe I am capable of doing something better for them. I have faith and trust in my people and their choice of leader too who will serve them as at the end of the day they should be benefiting from their choice.”
He shares that lack of experience is his weakness though he has been updating himself with happenings in the field of politics and is aware of national issues and realities.
With support from family, well-wishers and his village people, he believes that his decision to join NC is a good move.
Leki Tshering is the third eldest in his family with five siblings. He is married and has two daughters.
Chencho Dema from Thimphu