Bhutan Tendrel Party: embarking on a new journey

Bhutan Tendrel Party is officially registered as a political party and will contest in the 2023 National Assembly Elections

PRIYA RAI | Thimphu

The newly formed Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP) officially registered with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) on 11 January this week. Now, they will compete amongst four other parties for the upcoming 2023 elections.

According to the party members, they chose to name their party Bhutan Tendrel Party because Tendrel means the beginning of a new era, new change and new Bhutan.

The party’s logo, an elephant, symbolizes strength, stability, wisdom and intelligence. Elephant being a strong animal symbolizes its capability of eliminating obstacles and negative forces to meet the desired goals and demonstrate new changes. Besides, elephants are regarded as loyal and friendly and BTP pledges to work with loyalty for the betterment of citizens.

Every cause has consequences and the new party vows to work for a good cause that will prove beneficial to people from all walks of life.

The party’s tagline “Your Voice, Your Hope” has a motive to be the voice of the voiceless and represent the marginalized groups. Party sources said they are the new hope for change in the economic scenario as their main area of focus, out of many, is on improving household income of the citizens.

Dasho Pema Chewang, who has contributed a meaningful 30 years in the civil service, has been officially declared as the president of party.

He has a Masters in Development Economics and has actively served the nation by volunteering as a militia officer in the early 90s.

One of his latest contributions to the nation includes his remarkable service as a critical member of the Task Force in ensuring the security of the Eastern part of the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

The party president is also credited with initiating projects such as the InfoTech Lab, artificial intelligence and satellite navigation among many others.

He also served as the Secretary of National Land Commission before joining politics and is remembered for his remarkable contribution to the National Land Commission in terms of saving money and time of the people and making the service easily accessible with the help of latest technological methodologies.

The president says his party is focused on the need to look for opportunities and areas which will enable citizens to work and employ their knowledge to their fullest potential.

He also emphasized on the need to start working on the country’s development plans which, he claim, has already been charted out. He further emphasized on the need to successfully implement everything that has been planned and that there was a lot of thing that needs to be chalked out.

As of now, Bhutan Tendrel Party has identified all of its 47 prospective members. Sources said the party has inculcated members from diverse educational, professional and regional backgrounds.

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