The PM has termed the Opposition Leader a ngolop, more or less. That is a misguided and erroneous approach to democratic debate and consultations. The PM and DPT must not conduct governmental, parliamentary or electoral procedures on the basis of such high tempered and divisive lines.
An opposition party is quite naturally in opposition to government. Nothing “ngolop” about it. In fact a healthy democracy will see conflicting views emerge on many issues from within one party, let alone from the opposition or the NC or other institutions of government.
The PM is one part of an institution of democracy. He is selected by his party from among the people elected by constituents. He is not an institution in himself. He is neither inheriting his position from his parents nor is he a reincarnated PM. He has neither the divine nor the constitutional mandate to attempt to stand as the symbol of Bhutanese unity, security and sovereignty. That job belongs to a leader whose name is spelt differently from Jigmi.
Besides, if Opposition Leader is termed a “ngolop” just because he disagrees with the foreign policy approach then what about those who do not agree with other policies? Those who did not vote DPT and will not in 2013 either? ACC Neten because of Gyalpozhing? Tenzin Lamsang for articles in The Bhutanese?
Only the ministers are lovers of Bhutan? And that too, only when they agree with the PM JYT?