Elections 2013: A part-time tour guide, who also worked as a contract teacher for three years, intends to contest a seat in the council from Wangdue dzongkhag.
Chado Namgyal from Wangthrom is the second aspirant to emerge from this western dzongkhag in recent weeks.
A 2008 commerce graduate from North Bengal University, the 34-year-old believes that he has acquired public relation skills working as a contract teacher in Phobjikha community school and by guiding tourists.
“I talked to the people on whether I can get the vote and support, but anything can happen,” he said. “If people know me well and understand well, then I can look forward to discuss the issues, if I get through the election,” he said.
The aspirant feels that both new aspirants and old council members should be allowed to contest the election, so that the council has a mix of experience, instead of only new councillors.
Chado Namgyal said that, while he appreciates the first batch of councillors for their work, the only mistake they made was making pledges to the people that they did not keep.
With 16 gewogs in the constituency, Chado said he was ready to face the consequences of his aspirations.
“I’ll stick to the rules and regulations of election commission but, for the familiarization, I want to show my face once to the people, to tell them that I’m standing for the election,” he said.
The bachelor also volunteered to train as a desuung.
By Sangay Chedup