Eleven tshogpa candidates disqualified- Samtse

Eleven Tshogpa candidates were disqualified from contesting in the upcoming Local Government Election in Samtse. They were disqualified on grounds of party affiliation, rejection of the Security Clearance Certificate and failure to file nomination.

While seven Tshogpa candidates were found to be affiliated with political parties, two Tshogpa candidates from Namgyalchhoeling Gewog failed to file their nominations. Likewise, two Tshogpa candidates from Namgyalchhoeling and Sangngachhoeling did not produce their Security Clearance Certificate.

Meanwhile, the Dzongkhag Election Office did not receive any request for withdrawal of candidates on the last date for withdrawals of candidature, yesterday. With this Samtse district will now have 52 Gup candidates, 41 Mangmi candidates, and 202 Tshogpas contesting in the upcoming election.

Passang Dorji, Samtse

Edited by Sonam

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