Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) began its official campaign for the primary round of 2018 elections from the memorial chorten in Thimphu at 8 am Thursday.
After lighting butter lamps and offering prayers, the BKP president Neten Zangmo then bid goodbye to other party members with a white scarf.
In a press conference held on Thursday morning, Neten Zangmo said they are in full swing to move forward for the upcoming election.
She added that BKP is committed to redefine politics in the country.
And although members have to face many problems during the campaign, Neten Zangmo said the party members have to keep in mind the aims and objectives of the party.
“It’s when the going gets tough, the tough gets going,” she added.
BKP’s vice president Sonam Tobgay said preparation has been done and it’s now time to face the difficulties by the members for the party by visiting their constituencies.
He further said that the party’s manifesto has also been made in such a way that the nation benefits. “We hope that we will get an opportunity to serve the people of the country,” Sonam Tobgay added.
BKP’s candidate from Nanong-Shumar constituency in Pemagatshel, Jigmi Rinzin, said every party will be happy if their party wins, but it must be won by being fair and just.
He added that people have their own rights to vote for the right party.
“Whether it is true or false, in some villages, there are talks that once you are member of a particular party, you must vote for that party. Or otherwise your children will not get employment and your images will be removed from the computer. We are participating in politics not to confuse the people or mislead them,” Jigmi Rinzin said.
The BKP president shared that the main pledge of the party is to make the country achieve self-sufficiency.
“There are many products available from the villages, but to sell the products is very difficult. So we will make it possible for them to sell it at nearby places so that farmers don’t have to travel long distances. We also have to make irrigation channels available. The problems of farm roads and the shortage of waters are faced by both the rural and urban sector. We will work to solve those,” Neten Zangmo said.
Yenten Thinley from Thimphu