Jigmi Thinley makes first public appearance in months

Photo: BBS
Photo: BBS

Former Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley has made a first public appearance since resigning from parliament shortly after the election in July this year.

The reason behind his silence has not been known. He is learnt to be seeking job at the UN, possibly continuing with the happiness project.

He addressed the party gathering of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) in Thimphu where new party president and other executives were elected on Wednesday (November 4).

Thinley while addressing the gathering, said it is not good for a person to continue reigning a party.

“…We had enough of old decision makers with old ideas. If democracy in Bhutan is to grow and change for better, the party leaders will have to be changed,” said Thinley adding, “I have served the country in the best of my abilities. What we need now is new ideas and people with new talents.”

The gathering elected Dr Pema Gyamtsho as the new president of the party. The Opposition Leader Gyamtsho was serving as party’s vice president.

Wangdi Norbu, Ugyen Wangdi and Kinga Tshering have been elected new vice president with responsibilities of party affairs, parliamentary affairs and economic affairs respectively.

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