Five Councillors resign to take part in upcoming poll


Just a few days after the announcement of the National Council election, at least five Councillors tendered their resignations Sunday expressing their desires for contesting one more time.

The National Council members

Media reports from inside named those councillors as Dr Sonam Kinga, Sangay Khandu, Rinzin Rinzin, Jigme Wangchuk and Sonam Dorji.

Namgye Penjore, who chairs the Council said he accepted their resignations claiming ‘they are all set to go’.

The NC election has been scheduled for April 23 next month as the existing Council will expire by April 28.