With fifth consecutive win in Assembly Elections, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is set to become the longest serving chief minister in India, breaking Jyoti Basu`s record of 23 years.
Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Friday stormed to power for the record fifth consecutive term in the state, winning 22 seats in the 32-member state Assembly and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling romping home with a two-third majority.
The new government under the leadership of Narendra Modi must strengthen India`s federal system, said Prem Das Rai Friday after he was re-elected to the lone Lok Sabha seat from the land-locked Himalayan state of Sikkim. He said parliament will function better with a clear mandate for the NDA which the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) will support.
SDF storms to power for fifth consecutive term in Sikkim.
Hundreds of monks from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan state of Sikkim on Saturday voted to choose a Lama as their representative in the state assembly.
Hundreds of monks from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan state of Sikkim voted to choose a Lama as their representative in the State Assembly.
Almost 70 percent of the electorate in Sikkim Saturday voted for the lone Lok Sabha seat and the 32-member state assembly in eight hours of polling, officials said.
s the lone Lok Sabha constituency in Sikkim goes to poll on April 12, the Buddhist minority want their Karmapa to his seat in Rumtek monastery while the Nepali communities, which form almost half of the populace, seek tribal status.
With AAP fielding over 425 candidates across the country for the Lok Sabha elections, the party will not be in a position to contest the assembly polls in four states due to lack of resources.
With zero opposition in the Sikkim Assembly, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) is banking on the success of various development works during its 20 years of power in the state to seek a record mandate for the fifth time in a row.
With a little over 370,000 voters in the small Himalayan state of Sikkim, candidates for the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state are not resorting to huge political rallies and are instead wooing voters personally by visiting their houses.
The tiny Himalayan province of Sikkim will go to the polls on April 12 – in the fourth phase of the general elections of the country.
From working as a government contractor at one time to being the current and 5th Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling is the founder member and also the president of the Sikkim Democratic Front.
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, who is seeking a straight fifth term in office, will contest from Rangang-Yangang Assembly seat, from where he entered electoral politics 32 years ago.
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha on Friday unveiled the party`s election symbol, a table lamp, at its first public meeting since the election dates were announced.