DNC-D observes foundation day


The Druk National Congress (Democratic) observed its foundation in its office at Kakarvitta, Nepal, Sunday.

DNC flag whiteTheir workers inside Bhutan also joined members of the party, said Narad Adhikari, the Party Spokesperson in a press statement.

“Offering traditional ritual ceremony the gathering observed one minute silence in memory of the known and unknown party martyrs including Gomchen Karma and specially those who spent their valuable life with the party in exile and left for the eternal world,” said Adhikari.

According to him, the Party also expressed its high tribute to its Vice-President, late Chheku Drukpa, who dedicated his life for the party that was formed with the commitment to establish multiparty parliamentary democracy in Bhutan.

Expressing the present scenario of democracy in Bhutan, based on what the insiders reported from time to time, the entire process continues to be nothing more than a drama to eyewash the international community, the gathering collectively vowed to continue with their mission strengthening and reforming the roots of democracy in Bhutan, added Adhikari.

He further said, “The party refuted the constitution written by the experts from the neighboring countries and recalled that the constitution writing committee was handpicked to window dress the media and the world community. There was no representation from the diverse population of the country.”

Party President, Thinley Penjore from the United States sent a brief message of felicitation expressing his warm Trashi Delek to all the party members present in the function.

Adhikari said his felicitation message mentioned that the democracy of Bhutan, which is only for the name sake now, had been proclaimed because of continued pressure from the people of Bhutan both inside the country and in exile.

“The evidence of struggle for democracy is the living cadres who continue to be in prison all of who had made their statements to the High Court. He urged the people inside the country to take strong and fearless stand to establish democracy of the people so that it becomes for the people,” said Thinley’s message, according to Adhikari.

The DNC-D President is also reported to have expressed his dismay for disqualifying the political parties formed by the people inside the country by the election commission while others are projected as loser in the primary election.

Thinley said that such an intention has clearly indicated that there would no free and fair election in the country, and same thing would happen in the so-called general election too.

Meanwhile, the Party also thanked its leaders and members for expressing their involvement in the celebrations of the foundation day.