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Sikkim Lok Sabha constituency of Sikkim: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Sikkim Lok Sabha constituency of Sikkim.

Sikkim Lok Sabha constituency of Sikkim: Full list of candidates, polling dates
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Sikkim Lok Sabha Constituency covers the entire area of Sikkim.

The first phase of voting in the lone constituency of Sikkim ended on April 11 with at least 74 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise on the seat. The fate of 11 candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.

The state, situated in northeastern India, participated in India's first general elections in 1977 after joining the Indian union in 1975. Chatra Bahadur Chhetri of the Indian National Congress was the first MP from Sikkim who was elected unopposed.

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Sikkim Lok Sabha constituency of Sikkim.

1 BHARAT BASNETT Indian National Congress
2 DEK BAHADUR KATWAL Sikkim Democratic Front
4 INDRA HANG SUBBA Sikkim Krantikari Morcha
5 LATEN TSHERING SHERPA Bharatiya Janata Party
6 BIRAJ ADHIKARI Hamro Sikkim Party
7 DHIRAJ KUMAR RAI Sikkim Republican Party
8 NARENDRA ADHIKARI Sikkim United Front
9 RABIN RAI All Indians Party
10 SUNMAYA GURUNG Jai Maha Bharath Party
11 MAHENDRA THAPA Independent
12 PASSANG GYALI SHERPA Independent

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Prem Das Rai of the Sikkim Democratic Front party – won with a  margin of over 41 thousand votes. He had defeated candidate from Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM).

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The voter turnout figure was at 83.64 per cent across 538 polling stations. Members from Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress (INC) were other contesting candidates.

In the year 2009, Prem Das Rai had defeated candidate from INC by getting a margin of 84 thousand votes.

The voter turnout across 493 polling stations for this election here was 83.76 per cent. Some of the other candidates were from Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad (SHRP) and BJP. SHRP later merged with INC in 2014.