PDP starts revival campaign
January 16, 2009: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that received shocking votes in the first parliamentary elections of the country in 2008 has now renewed its efforts for revival of its presence in all districts.
The party since the elections has almost faded out with only countable number of its members renewing membership in the span of last two years. All district contacts have been erased and presence at the local level has reached almost to zero. The ruling party Druk Phuensum Tshogpa also has the similar fate.
The revival of the party is important at the advent of the next parliamentary elections in early 2013. If not a third party come to the surface by then, only two legally registered party of the country will have the same play ground like in 2008.
The experiences of the first elections have taught lessons to the PDP honchos. Not to let the history repeated, the new president of the party Tshering Tobgey has started his tour to district, beginning Samtse, the most heavily populated district.
Tobgey is currently in Samtse reorganizing the party and injecting interest to new enthusiasts to build up political career. The party leaders started revival campaign early, to ensure a good homework is done for a better result. Tobgey is traveling every villages talking to people.