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In what could be the latest political development and gear-up for the race to 2018 general elections, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), will be opening its regional political office at Trashigang by the first week of November this year.
According to the general secretary of DNT, Tenzin Lekphell, eastern part of Bhutan is far from Thimphu and most of the time the issues and problems concerning east are being neglected.
“DNT’s opening the regional office at Trashigang will help in understanding the plights and opportunities of the east,” he said.
Asked why Trashigang in east, the general secretary said that Trashigang is the pivot of eastern region. “From Trashigang, we can get easily connected to all other Dzongkhags,” said Tenzin Lekphell.
He further said that Trashigang not only falls in the centre, but also has the highest number of constituencies and electorates in the country.
“More than making the people feel our presence there, the regional office will serve as a rendezvous for the people to come together and discuss about political issues. It will be a place where people can meet and share their concerns and ideas,” he said, adding that they will be trying to open party offices in other Dzongkhags.
This will be their second regional office after Phuetsholing that was established May 5, 2017.
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At Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s camp, three new members joined as the candidates for the next general elections last week. Dr.(Retd.) Col. Leki, Nim Dorji and Thinley Dorji are the newest members of BKP.