EC withdraws its ad decision


The Election Commission(EC) has finally revoked its earlier decision to distribute election advertisements only to state-owned media.

A circular issued by the EC on Tuessday said that its advertisements would go to all media, as was the practice in the past.

According to Chief Election Commissioner Kunzang Wangdi, the decision was made, following a review of the “clarification” government made through a press release last week.

Based on instruction of the Ministry of Finance, the EC earlier published a circular that all advertisements related to the upcoming election would only be given to Kuensel, Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) and Kuzoo FM.

The decision received widespread criticism from various sectors including the social media.