MPs in Delhi to learn democracy

Published on Feb 24 2009 // Main News

New Delhi, February 24, 2009: As India continues democratic sensitization of the Bhutanese leadership, 11 National Council members have been invited to New Delhi for parliamentary meeting with Indian lawmakers. 

On Monday, they arrived for New Delhi for their first parliamentary meeting with India. During the 12-day tour, the councilors are scheduled to visit the Indian Parliament and participate in a debate organized by the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST). 

National Council secretariat said the visit will enable the delegation to understand the organization and functioning of various parliamentary committees and institutions in India.

Council’s statement reads, “It will also promote relationship between parliaments of the two countries, and strengthen our bilateral goodwill.” Last year, a team of National Assembly had visited Denmark on a similar program.