India hails PDP’s victory during NA elections in Bhutan


India has felicitated the victory of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its President, Tshering Tobgay, achieved during the second general National Assembly election, assuring that India would extend steadfast and unflinching supports towards the Bhutan’s democratic transformation.

Indian Prime Minister Singh
Indian Prime Minister Singh

“I would like to avail of this opportunity to assure you (Tshering Tobgay) of the steadfast and unflinching support of India and its citizens for the steady steps that Bhutan is taking to further strengthen democratic processes and institutions,” said Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, in a felicitation letter addressed to PDP President Tobgay on Saturday.

According to PM Singh, India has been a privileged partner of Bhutan and its people in their socio-economic progress and development.

“Our bilateral ties are anchored in a strong foundation of trust, mutual confidence and understanding,” added the Indian Prime Minister.

He further said, “I wish to reiterate India’s undiminished commitment to Bhutan in preserving these unique and special traditional ties. India is, and will remain, sensitive to Bhutan and its interests.”

The Prime Minister, who has accepted Indo-Bhutan relations as “exemplary”, mentioned that those relations have been carefully nurtured and fostered over many decades with the guidance and vision of kings of Bhutan, and constructive cooperation of Indian governments.

“We look forward to working with you and your colleagues to further enhance our cooperation for the benefit of the people of both our countries,” added Prime Minister Singh. PM Singh has also invited Tobgay to visit India.