Prime Minister Jigmie Y Thinely on Friday labeled media as “least contributors for democracy”.
Standing against the verdict of the Supreme Courty that upheld the High Court decision on government tax, PM Thinley said, the media, while growing, is on a populist drive and has done very little for democracy.
“You’re swayed so easily and you do us all wrong, the well intended government and the innocent public,” he told the media while addressing a press meet in Thimphu.
The Kuelsel reported PM Thinley as saying, “You’ve worked very hard to make us feel very guilty of having come to government with such a large majority and you’ve shown no respect for the people’s mandate.
“We’ve been made weak by our strong mandate, by the media and by people who aren’t able to look beyond the present.”
Asking all media persons to read and understand both the verdicts and the government’s appeal letter to the Supreme Court, the PM also requested them to sympathize his government.
“Be true, be trusting and be sincere in your analysis,” he added.