Sikkim Assembly polls results 2014: SDF storms to power for fifth consecutive term

SDF storms to power for fifth consecutive term in Sikkim.

Last Updated: May 16, 2014, 23:53 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

5:41 pm: SDF storms to power for fifth consecutive term in Sikkim

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) today stormed to power for the record fifth consecutive term in the state, winning 18 seats in the 32-member state Assembly.

Among the prominent winners was Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, who retained his home seat Namchi-Singhithang, defeating his nearest rival Milan Rai of SKM by a comfortable margin of 1,084 votes.


5:25 pm:Following are the results of six Assembly seats in Sikkim:

1In Chujachen, SDF`s Bikram Pradhan has won by 3411 votes.

2In Gnathang-Machong, SDF`s Dorjee Tshering Lepcha has won by 1916 votes.

3 In Gyalshing-Barnyak, SDF`s Sher Bahadur Subedi has won by 639 votes.

4 In Lachen Mangan, SDF`s Tshering Wangdi Lepcha has won by 557 votes.

5In Temi-Namphing, SDF`s Garjaman Gurung has won by 1389 votes.

6In Namcheybung, SDF`s Bek Bahadur Rai won by 622 votes.

5:25 pm:Following are the results of six Assembly seats in Sikkim:

1In Chujachen, SDF`s Bikram Pradhan has won by 3411 votes.

2In Gnathang-Machong, SDF`s Dorjee Tshering Lepcha has won by 1916 votes.

3 In Gyalshing-Barnyak, SDF`s Sher Bahadur Subedi has won by 639 votes.

4 In Lachen Mangan, SDF`s Tshering Wangdi Lepcha has won by 557 votes.

5In Temi-Namphing, SDF`s Garjaman Gurung has won by 1389 votes.

6In Namcheybung, SDF`s Bek Bahadur Rai won by 622 votes.

5:20 pm: Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) gets majority, wins 17 seats in the 32-member Assembly.

3:15 pm: The ruling SDF surged ahead of other parties in the state to win a total of 17 out of 32 Assembly seats followed by SKM which could only win three.

Sikkim CM won Namchi-Singhithang Assembly seat defeating Milan Rai of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) by 1,084 votes.

2:35 pm: SDF won four more seats in Lachen-Mangnan, Djongu, Poklok-Kamrang and Yangthang while SKM secured won in Rhenock.

12:40 pm: SDF continues to lead ahead of other parties in the state and has won seven seats.

12:00 pm: SDF candidates recorded their win in three Assembly constituencies - Dorjee Dazom Bhutia in Barfung, Somnath Poudyal in Khamdong-Singtam and Sonam Dadul Bhutia in Yoksam-Tashiding.

Meanwhile, SKM`s Ugen Nedup Bhutia and Gopal Baraily won Kabi Lungchuk and West Pendam seats respectively.

11:35 am: As per early results, the ruling SDF has won three Assembly seats while maintaining lead on seven others.

10:40 am: SDF`s Somnath Poudyal won Khamdong-Singtam seat
by margin of 296 votes defeating his rival Mani Kumar Sharma of SKM.

The party is leading so far in 20 Assembly seats.

9:50 am: Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) is in the lead in four seats while Congress and BJP are yet to get majority votes in any of the Assembly constituencies.
8:00 am: Counting of votes for 32 Assembly constituencies to decide the fate of 121 candidates has started.