Having won a record mandate for the fifth time in a row, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, who is on his way to surpass the tenure of the longest serving Chief minister of the country, will take oath on Wednesday.
Polling will be held for 32 Assembly seats, alongwith a solitary Lok Sabha constituency, in Sikkim on Saturday in which an electorate of 370,731, including 1,79,650 female voters, are eligible to participate.
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is set to become the country`s longest serving Chief Minister transcending the late Communist patriarch Jyoti Basu if he wins this year`s Assembly polls, for the fifth time in a row.
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.