As the Opposition Party in the Parliament, we have been guided by the vision of our Monarchs and the provisions of our sacred Constitution. We have served as an exemplary opposition party and have allowed the government of the day to function without undue disruption. We have been steadfast in our commitment to be a responsible and constructive opposition.

To this end, we have been supportive of all government actions and policies that carried the scope and prospect to bring larger benefits to our country and the people. We have provided our support in passing the annual budgets and other legislative instruments introduced in the National Assembly. However, where we felt that the government was introducing policies and programmes that do not benefit our people, we have expressed our concerns and views on them. Some of our noteworthy opposition were on the following issues:

  1. Corporatization of JDWNRH: We opposed the government’s plan to corporatize our country’s biggest and busiest hospital. Our action has ensured that health services for our people remains free at all times as enshrined in the Constitution.
  2. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement: We expressed deep concern on the ratification of this Agreement in the best interest of our people and nation.
  • Establishment of REDCL (erstwhile BOIC): We repeatedly expressed concern and opposed the establishment of these institutions and recommended that the responsibility be entrusted to existing financial institutions.
  1. Central Schools: While we supported the concept of establishing Central Schools, we had made a number of recommendations to improve their functioning and sustainability.

In addition to the above, we have also raised serious concerns on the government’s ‘populist measures like the purchase of helicopters, supply of power tillers, Boleros, reduction and exemption of taxes and fees, farms shops etc. that promotes peoples’ dependency on the government which in turn increases our country’s dependence on external aid.  These populist measures of the government will pose serious challenges and difficulties in achieving our country’s cherished goals of self-reliance and strengthening of national sovereignty and security.

In gist, our performance track record of having achieved 98% of our campaign pledges as the country’s first democratically elected government is unparalleled and has set a high benchmark for all political parties. As the Opposition Party, we have been exemplary in our performance. We have shouldered the responsibility with full dedication and loyalty and have set good precedence for future opposition parties.

Therefore, if given the mandate to govern the country again, we solemnly pledge to establish a government that is caring and responsive while subjecting ourselves to transparency, accountability and public scrutiny. To this end, we will always keep an ear for even the loneliest and feeblest cry for help. We will articulate through policies, the shared hopes and aspirations of the people and devise means for their realization, keeping both the short-term needs and long-term interests of the nation and the people.

In view of the aforementioned vision, performance and commitment to serve the Tsa Wa Sum with unwavering loyalty and tha damtsi, it is our humble hope and prayer that the people of Bhutan will find reasons for placing your trust in Druk Phuensum Tshogpa.


News & Events

DPT would like to welcome Mr. Chenga Dawa and Mr. Sonam Tobgay as a new family member.

DPT would like to welcome Mr. Chenga Dawa and Mr. Sonam Tobgay as a new family member. Chenga will be representing from Kathoed Laya, Gasa and Sonam from Bji Kartso, Haa. They have strengthened our youth representation.

Opposition ends their term.

Opposition ends their term. An example of dedication

We are yet again happy to declare the candidature of Mr. Phup Rinzin from Bji-Katsho-Uesu constituency in Haa Dzongkhag

We are yet again happy to declare the candidature of Mr. Phup Rinzin from Bji-Katsho-Uesu constituency in Haa Dzongkhag. His joining with the DPT family has furthered the strength and optimism in our endeavor to serve Tsa-Wa-Sum. Mr. Phup...

OL at Lauri gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar

“Regarding Education Policy, it is very important for the people to know that we, the opposition party, never opposed or objected the establishment of Central Schools (CSs). We only suggested the government to rationalize the criteria for establishing CSs...

OL at Langchenphu gewog, Samdrup Jongkhar

“The role of Opposition Party is not just to oppose but also to support the govt to fulfill its mandate. However at times, when people feel that the govt is going wrong, the opposition has to take a stand...

Candidate of Drakteng-Langthel

We are delighted to announce Mr. Ugyen Namgyal from Langthel gewog as our candidate from Drakteng-Langthel Constituency in Trongsa. Young and dynamic, he brings in a lot of youthful vigour and vitality into the party. He graduated with Bachelor’s...

New Secretary General

We are immensely pleased to announce that Mr. Sangay Phurba has joined us as the new Secretary General of our party. He took over from the previous Secretary General with effect from 1st June 2018. In a career spanning...

Observing Menstruation Day

DPT believes every woman and girl in this country should be able to manage her menstruation in a hygienic way – in privacy, safety and with dignity – at home, at school and at the workplace. We at DPT...

With great warmth & pleasure, we welcome Mr. Pempa as our candidate of Bongo-Chapcha constituency in Chukha Dzongkhag

With great warmth & pleasure, we welcome Mr. Pempa as our candidate of Bongo-Chapcha constituency in Chukha Dzongkhag. He hails from Damjay village of Bongo gewog. Pempa has served 10 years in the Royal Bhutan Army in various capacities...

We are extremely happy to introduce Deo Kumar Rimal as our new candidate of Shompangkha constituency in Sarpang Dzongkhag

We are extremely happy to introduce Deo Kumar Rimal as our new candidate of Shompangkha constituency in Sarpang Dzongkhag. Mr. Rimal was born and brought up in Lhayul village of Chhundzom gewog and has comprehensive understanding of the socio-economic...

We are immeasurably pleased to bring out Mr. Kinley Wangchuk as our candidate of Kabjisa

We are immeasurably pleased to bring out Mr. Kinley Wangchuk as our candidate of Kabjisa – Talo constituency in Punakha Dzongkhag. He hails from Yewakha villager of Barp gewog. In a career spanning almost 20 years, Mr. Kinley served...

Announcements

10th Jul 2018

We would like to invite our members to attend our General Assembly on July 29, 2018

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa is pleased to announce that the General Assembly of the Party will be held on 29th July 2018 at Multipurpose Hall of the Royal Institute of...

28th Jun 2018

Press Release

PM’s ACCUSATION ON PHPA I DAM SITE CHANGE: BLATANT LIE On being queried by the Opposition on the poor average growth of GDP at 5% against the pledge of...