DNC urges struggle for 'genuine democracy' in Bhutan

KATHMANDU: Members of Druk National Congress, a Bhutanese political party, celebrated its 22nd Foundation Day amidst a function in Kathmandu on Thursday.

The Bhutanese political party active in exile was founded on 16 June, 1994, by Late Rongthong Kunley Dorji with support of Bhutanese people both in Bhutan and in exile.

On the occasion, DNC Vice-President Pema Tendzin urged its members and people inside Bhutan to struggle for the establishment of "genuine democracy" in Bhutan so as to establish a peaceful, prosperous, egalitarian society, read a press release issued by DNC General Secretary Karma Dupthob.

“At present, democracy in Bhutan is exclusive and the palace continues to intervene. People should show courage and resolve in fighting for their sovereign rights,” he added.

Bhutanese politicians in exile, Nepali democrats, media people and well wishers had attended the event.