Lone female NC candidate to re-contest from Chhukha

Thirty-seven year old Tshewang Lhamo will be re-contesting for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Chukha.

Tshewang Lhamo is from Tshimasham village from Bjabchho gewog. She is the lone female candidate from her dzongkhag.

Similarly, she is the only female candidate re-contesting for the third time. She served in NC’s first term from 2008 to 2013.

However, during the second council elections she was not elected. So from 2013 till now she has been helping her father in his construction business.

She has a Bachelors degree in commerce and a diploma in hospitality and management.

Tshewang Lhamo said that her keen interest led her to re-contest and with her experience, she can serve the people and contribute to nation building.

She expects people to support and trust in her ability irrespective of gender.

According to her, her strength is her five years’ experience as an NC member of parliament.

“I know how the parliament functions and the legislative cycle of any law and policy.”

She also mentioned that she is familiar with pertinent issues at the grass root level that calls for immediate action and reviews.

“I know I can address these issues at the higher level with my experience.”

However, she does not want to pre-empt her chances of winning.

Currently, Tshewang Lhamo is on a familiarization tour of her dzongkhag.

Chhukha has nine aspiring council candidates including Tshewang Lhamo.

Dechen Dolkar from Thimphu