Friday, I was on leave from this blog, which you might have observed. I failed to write and upload anything – be it a diary of the day. I would have done it should I be able to subscribe a Druknet line at home and manage a computer. Many in this country still not been able to have easy access to the Internet service – which in turn reflects the underlying poverty against the nation’s propaganda that per capital income of the country has drastically improved over the years.
On Friday I was in a meeting with the leaders where we discussed our strategies for upcoming election. Already there are three parties announced that leaders from all parties are putting their efforts to win votes in 2008. Two parties have invited me to join the politics but both proposed me to lead the party at the district level. Sure enough, since I am not ready for national elections, due to age and education, I myself prefer to be in district. But before this, I have to decide if I am to join the politics.
People like Sangey Ngedup, Yeshey Zimba, Jigme Y Thinley, Sonam Tobgay, Khandu Wangchuk etc and etc are on the line to fight for a seat in the government after 2008. I told them, I have not yet decided whether I would be joining the politics because I still have to continue my education.
One idea I made up was student politics. Making students habituated to politics from college level itself would instinct them the quality of leadership when they grow up. I did not float the idea because political maturity is yet to gain here. Status of political parties are yet to be finalise, there are no symptoms for formation of sister organisation of the parties like the student wing.
I was uninterested to join some of the parties due to few reasons. Basically, I would rather not join the politics if people like those mentioned above took over the leadership. The simple reason is that these leaders would never allow the country mechanism to democratisation.
Sangey Ngedup is brother in law by relation to the king. His party would forge alliance with the monarchy for all interests. The palace has already given green signals to him that he might be the favoured candidate to palace for prime ministership. His relation with India would also favour him. I don’t like people being selected for positions just because they have influential position not by personal capacity but by relation capacity.
The other one is Jigme Y. Thinley. I even feel ashamed to write his name here. If you have not let you know who he is. Probably, few of you know of him as a person who coined the concept of Gross National Happiness. He sold himself for the shake of position as minister. The king kidnapped him for handing over the copyright of the GNH philosophy to palace which in turn he received the position as minister.
At other hand, he had received a good gift from king long ago. The daughter, whom he calls his daughter, is in fact not his. The daughter is of Jigme Singye. Jigme had sexual relation with the current wife of Thinley in early days from whom a daughter was born. Thinley agreed to marry this woman and get appointed to the position Bhutan’s representative in the UN. I don’t know if the daughter knows she was born out of Jigme Singye’s sperm. Are there any doctors who have the courage to check DNAs?
A ngolop site stated that Yeshey Zimba is the grandson of Alu Dorji. This is new for me, I had not found out anything about him. Alu Dorji, you might have studied the history, was one of the brave patriot who fought bravely against the wangchuks before these notorious wangchuks announced themselves as king. Zimba forgot what the wangchuks did against his father, otherwise he would be one of the powerful rulers of Bhutan now. The western Bhutan would have been under his regime.
If the friends who were present on the meeting see this blog, hopefully, I would not be invited into politics yet again.
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