Chador Wangmo who contested in the National Council (NC) 2018 from Dagana has joined Bhutan Kuen-nyam Party (BKP) to contest from Drujegang-Tseza constituency in Dagana.
Chador Wangmo, 31, holds a Bachelors of Business Art honors from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. She worked as a reporter for a private newspaper and was working for in the hospitality industry as a manager and marketing head for an event management agency before contesting for NC.
The mother of one said that she did not plan to join any political party since her defeat in NC. “I wanted to contest in NC again in 2023.”
However, when BKP approached her, Chador Wangmo said she could not refuse.
Parallel to her objectives in NC, she reasoned that she joined BKP with the hope that there would be more female participation in the NA elections this year. “There are already less women participation in the elections, so when I was given a chance, I grabbed it,” she said.
She added that women participation which is already low might decrease further if women do not make the most of opportunities.
Chador Wangmo said that she chose BKP because the objectives of the party are similar to her own. Most importantly, she said that with the party being led by a woman president, she is really excited and proud to be part of it.
Her main objective right now would be to make aware people of the different parties that exist. She said that people misunderstand that there are only two political parties in the country. “The first thing I plan to do during my door-to-door campaign will be to let people know about other parties, and how other parties apart from the ruling and opposition play an important role,” she said.
Chador Wangmo is the third woman candidate declared by BKP after the President Dasho Neten Zangmo, and Kesang Cholden who will be contesting from Bardo-Trong constituency in Zhemgang.
Lucky Wangmo from Thimphu