Druk Phuensum Tshogpa declared its new candidate, Kinga Loday, for Khamdang-Ramjar constituency in Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag on January 2.
The 41-year-old is from Shali village in Khamdang gewog, Trashiyangtse and holds a Masters in Public Administration.
He has worked in the education sector for 15 years, his last portfolio being the principal of Martshala Central School in Samdrup Jongkhar.
Talking to Business Bhutan, he said his decision to join DPT was not a planned move though he had been interested in politics for a long time. “I did not resign from my work to join politics. It happened to me coincidentally,” said Kinga Loday. Though other political parties also approached him, DPT was his first choice.
He stated his reasons for joining politics being to serve his community especially his constituency.
Kinga Loday said that his experience as an educationist for more than a decade has prepared him comparatively to take on a greater leadership role.
For him, DPT’s ideology, ‘Equity and Justice’ was the motivating factor behind his candidature. He feels that DPT’s experience as both ruling government and the Opposition and the fact that it produced 60 experienced Members of Parliament within the span of two elections lends it strength and credibility.
Kinga Loday said that politics gives one a platform to not only serve his/her community but also involves one directly in governance therefore contributing to nation building. He believes that his humility could be a major strength which voters would notice.
Kinga Loday is happily married with four children.
Chencho Dema from Thimphu