Vibrant Tshering Tobgay

Even as some of the world’s most influential leaders spoke at the Vibrant Gujarat, it was Bhutan’s Prime Minister who stole the limelight and the maximum applause from the audience.

Calling Bhutan one of the world’s “smallest countries, sandwiched between two of the world’s biggest powers India and China,” PM Tshering Tobgay, won both cheers and clapping from the crowd at the Mahatma Mandir hall in Gandhinagar with his witty remarks. Directly after the function, he was mobbed by many, even as one businessman was heard saying, “This has become a Vibrant Bhutan function.”

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  1. Vibrant Tshering Tobgay, his speech was not bad but he said democracy came to Bhutan without any struggle. He is wrong. He should read all the news paper coverage, national and international on the struggle since 1990. He should not forget at least 1500 southern Bhutanese were put behind bars in 1990 read Amnesty International report, why? Read the human rights reports published by international organizations why tens of thousands of southern Bhutanese were kicked out of the country because Jigme wanted to root out every family that was associated with the democratic struggle in Bhutan. Do not say again next time democracy was a gift from king that is a lie and a distortion of the fact. Do not follow JYT who started this rhetoric.

  2. ata yongba says:

    PM might need to be surrendered too.
    Although I voted our PM and his party, I am starting to have doubts with him. I have supported most of his policies and decisions. But lately, I have found him to be going the same way as others before him. I had misgivings of his performance agreements with the different Dzongdas and Ministries. I guess it is his initiative to get everyone to do their jobs. Having said that, all signing the agreement kind of made it seem like if one party cannot fulfill the damn agreement he would have defaulted and can be penalized under law. I am of the impression that every Dzongda or every minister by virtue of his high post has to fulfill a certain responsibility whether or not he signs it. So to me signing such an agreement is a waste of time an energy.
    And his decision to surrender the three hapless secretaries to the RCSC was a hasty decision to say the least. It made it seem like the PM wanted to be seen as a man who made urgent and critical decisions…. the buck stops here thing. But to me, it looked like a hasty one… and we all know what haste makes. Perhaps the PM wanted to stay away of the corruption scandals plaguing the construction industry and say (to the bureaucrats in South Block) his office was unaware…. but in doing do it only highlighted his vulnerability and inexperience. One would have expected him to be patient and slow. There was nothing a tete-a-tete could not have solved. It would have saved all the hullabaloo. He should sometimes learn to listen to his elders. (If he came to me, I’d pull his ears). Perhaps after one year of office his enthusiasm is waning and is heading in the wrong direction. But who will tell him that the emperor has no clothes on? Bhutanomics??