Name Ex-Lyonpo Thakur Singh Powdyel
Designation Candidate
Constituency Dophuchen-Tading

Thakur S Powdyel has worked tirelessly to bring about the all-round development of the four gewogs in his constituency which remained virtually unknown and undeveloped until recently.

Deeply committed to strengthening national integrity and social harmony, he believes that all possible means and the finer aspects of democracy ought to be marshaled to secure and strengthen the vital interest of the nation.

“Coming back is an act of faith because there is unfinished business to accomplish the mission,” he says.  The DPT candidate from Dorokha-Tading Constituency served as the Education Minister in Bhutan’s first democratically elected government.

Name Dasho Durga Prashad Chhetri
Designation Candidate
Constituency Tashichhoeling

Durga Prassad Chhetri has set his sights on poverty reduction and economic development in his home district of Samtse.

The science graduate from Delhi University also has a diploma in Information and Systems Management and Hotel Management.

The representative from Tashichhoeling Constituency in Samtse ill, among other things, strive to establish mini hydro power plant on the Bindu and Asamtsha rivers.

Like his other colleagues in Druk Phuensum Tshogpa, Durga believes that the entitlements of local government leaders should be revises.

Name Dasho Lila Pradhan
Designation Candidate
Constituency Ugyentse-Yoeseltse

Lila Pradhan from Ugyentse-Yoeseltse constituency in Samtse was a civil servant before joining politics in 2008.

The Bachelor of Commerce graduate and mother of three aims to use the experience she has garnered in the past five years to build and make her constituency as well as her home district a hub of agriculture and industrial activity.

Lila Pradhan believes experience is the best teacher.

Name Rebacca Gurung
Designation Candidate
Constituency Phuentshogpelri

Rebecca Gurung, 47, from Phuentshogpelri (Chengmari) in Samtse has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.  She was the Managing Diretor and founder of Zorig Consultancy Pvt. Ltd where she oversaw several important projects.

She was the Vice-President of the Bhutan Institute of Architecture before joining politics.

She is deeploy aware of the tremendous potential of her constituency and plans to harness her district’s latent possibilities to raise living standards in Samtes Dzongkhag, currently one of the poorest regions in the country.