Druk Mitser Tshogpa (DMT), one of the first parties to declare its interest to contest in the country’s second general elections to be held next year, has been dissolved as a political party.
According to the party president, Penjor Dorji, DMT would operate as a youth organization. “We have decided to dissolve the DMT as a political party,” The Bhutanese reported Thursday quoting Dorji as saying.
Though actual reason behind the dissolution has not been disclosed, there are speculations that DMT decided to transform into a youth bloc as the party lacked enough matured figures to contest for the elections.
DMT has also claimed that it has already 700 new youth members and been growing, and would be operated with a slogan ‘You help us, we help you’.
If other parties don’t suffer similar fate, there will be Bhutan KuenNgyam Party, Druk Chirwang Tshogpa and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa contesting with existing DPT and PDP for 2013. Of these, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa still awaits its official registration at the Election Commission.