SDF set to sweep Sikkim municipal polls
Gangtok: Taking advantage of the opposition`s
boycott, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) has
virtually swept the seven urban bodies in Sikkim ahead of the
A total of 34 wards out of 47 wards in all the urban
bodies set to be declared elected unopposed tomorrow, an
election department official said.
The virtual victory of the ruling party candidates in 34
wards has helped SDF to capture the nagar panchayats of
Singtam (East Sikkim), Mangan (North Sikkim) and Geyzing (West
Sikkim) with five wards each.
The election for remaining 13 wards would be held in
Gangtok Municipal Corporation (15 wards), Namchi Municipal
Council (seven wards), Rangpo and Jorethang Nagar Panchayats
(five wards each).
The polling will be held on April 27 and the counting
will take place on May 10, he said.
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