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160 northeast youths to join Delhi Police: Rijiju
December 30, 2014 04:53 PM
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday announced that 160 youths from northeast states would be inducted into Delhi Police. Rijiju made the announcement while attending a meeting with senior officials at Delhi Police headquarters, considering the increasing number of racial attacks against people from northeastern states in Delhi. Rijiju said that 10 male and 10 female police officers will be inducted in Delhi Police from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. At pPresent, only 39 policemen from northeastern states are serving with Delhi Police. Of these policemen, 10 are Indian Police Service officers while the rest are either constables, head constables or inspectors. Source: IANS
Modi congratulates Sikkim CM for completing 20 years in office
December 12, 2014 12:44 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling for completing 20 years in office, terming it an "admirable accomplishment". "I congratulate Pawan Kumar Chamling on completing 20 years in office as Sikkim CM. It is truly an admirable accomplishment," he said in a tweet. Sikkim Democratic Front's Pawan Kumar Chamling became chief minister in 1994. Source: IANS
Independent candidate wins Rangang-Yangang seat in Sikkim
September 16, 2014 12:35 PM
Independent candidate RN Chamling wins Rangang-Yangang seat in Sikkim. He defeated SDF's Kumari Mangar.  
Heavy polling in Sikkim
September 13, 2014 04:48 PM
The Rangang-Yangang assembly constituency in Sikkim saw heavy balloting Saturday. Election officials said nearly 73 percent of the 11,700 electors had cast their votes till 3 p.m. Officials said no untoward incident was reported from the 14 polling stations where voting is on till 5 p.m. Source: IANS
Voting starts for Sikkim assembly seat
September 13, 2014 09:54 AM
Balloting began Saturday in the by-polls for the Rangang-Yangang assembly constituency in Sikkim, officials said. The by-poll was necessitated after Chief Minister Pawan Chamling resigned from the seat and retained Namchi-Singhithang after the April assembly polls. While the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) contestant is a 32-year-old woman, Kumari Manger, the Bharatiya Janata Party has nominated 26-year-old Bikash Basnet. Source: IANS

Sikkim Bye Elections 2014

Constituencystatuscandidate namepartyVotes
Rangang Yangang WinnerRup Narayan Chamling IND 4788

Sikkim 2009

Constituencystatuscandidate namepartyVotes
Arithang winnerNarendra Kr. PradhanSDF3320
Barfung winnerSonam Gyatso BhutiaSDF6049
Chujachen winnerPuran Kr. GurungSDF8077
Daramdin winnerTenzi SherpaSDF6507
Djongu winnerSonam Gyatso LepchaSDF4756
Gangtok winnerDorjee Namgyal BhutiaSDF3506
Gnathang Machong winnerL.M. LepchaSDF4077
Gyalshing Barnyak winnerMan Bahadur DahalSDF4967
Kabi Lungchuk winnerThenlaytshering BhutiaSDF4823
Khamdong Singtam winnerAm Prasad SharmaSDF4298
Lachen Mangan winnerTshering Wangdi LepchaSDF2719
Maneybung Dentam winnerChandra Maya SubbaSDF6252
Martam Rumtek winnerMenlom LepchaSDF6392
Melli winnerTulshi Devi RaiSDF6307
Namcheybung winnerBek Bdr. RaiSDF5877
Namchi Singhithang winnerPawan ChamlingSDF5653
Namthang Rateypani winnerTilu GurungSDF5988
Poklok Kamrang winnerPawan ChamlingSDF7379
Rangang Yangang winnerChandra Bdr KarkiSDF5558
Rangang Yangang winnerChandra Bdr KarkiSDF5558
Rhenock winnerBhim Prasad DhungelSDF5611
Rinchenpong winnerDawa NorbutakarpaSDF6438
Salghari Zoom winnerMadan CinturySDF4437
Sangha winnerPhetooktsh. BhutiaSDF980
Shyari winnerKarmatempo Namgyal GyaltsenSDF5034
Soreong Chakung winnerRan Bahadur SubbaSDF6497
Temi Namphing winnerBedu Singh PanthSDF4577
Tumen Lingi winnerUgent Gyatso BhutiaSDF5026
Upper Burtuk winnerPrem SinghtamangSDF5908
Uppertadong winnerDil BahadurthapaSDF3148
West Pendam winnerNeeru SewaSDF4151
Yangthang winnerPrem Lall SubbaSDF5770
Yoksam Tashiding winnerDawcho LepchaSDF5909

Sikkim (SK) Bye Elections 2014

The by-polls in the Rangang-Yangang constituency of Sikkim are slated to be held on 13 September. The seat was left vacant after Chief Minister Pawan Chamling who won the two assembly seats in the April elections decided to quit from Rangang-Yangang constituency. He retained the Namchi-Singithang seat.

Sikkim Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) who has been ruling the state since its inception in 1994, continued to rule the state by winning

the lone Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. SDF also won the assembly elections which were held along the Lok Sabha elections in the state. One of the smallest state of the north eastern region of India, Sikkim is represented by a single constituency in the Parliament. The single Lok Sabha constituency was held by the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government since previous elections too. Although, the assembly constituencies are led by the Indian National Congress (INC). The state of Sikkim is headed by a Chief Minister and Pawan Kumar Chamling is the present Chief Minister of the state. Sikkim has major political parties like INC, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Communist Party of India (CPI) etc. but is majorly led by small regional parties like SDF. Sikkim went for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously in 2014. SDF who has been ruling the state since its inception in 1994, continued to rule the state by winning the lone Lok Sabha seat.

Sikkim is a small state in North Eastern region of India. It shares the border with Nepal, Chinal, Tibet and Bhutan. Sikkim is divided into four districts. The state has only one parliamentary constituency, currently held by the SDF government.

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Quick facts for Sikkim Elections Sikkim Elections History Sikkim Political Parties
Sikkim Legislative Assembly List of Chief Minister in Sikkim List of Governors in Sikkim
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Sikkim Latest News And Update Party Wise Lok Sabha Election Results 2014
Rajya Sabha Members from Sikkim Bye Elections for Assembly Constituencies

Quick facts for Sikkim Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 32
Ruling PartySikkim Democratic Front (INC Alliance)
Opposition Party-
Chief MinisterShri Pawan Kumar Chamling
GovernorShriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
Chief Electoral OfficerShri D. Anandan
AddressTop Floor, North Sikkim Taxi Stand, Near Vajra Cinema Hall, Baluwakhani, Gangtok Sikkim- 737101

Sikkim Elections History

Sikkim, one of the smallest and the least populated states in the country, has a unicameral legislature, with only one house of the State Legislative Assembly also called the Vidhan Sabha. The State legislative Assembly has 32 directly elected members. The tenure of the Vidhan Sabha is five years unless it is dissolved. The seat of the State Legislative Assembly is at Gangtok, the capital of the state.

The north eastern Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim joined the Indian Union on April 26, 1975. The first Legislative Assembly elections were held in 1979. The Indian National Congress won the first elections. Since then, the state has held regular elections to the Vidhan Sabha. In 1984 Sikkim Sangram Parishad founded by Shri Nar Bahadur Bhandari came to power. The party remained in power for ten years till losing ground to the SDF.

The main political party in the state currently is the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) founded in 1993 by Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling , the current CM of the state . The party has consistently won the state assembly elections since 1999. It won 31 seats in 2004 and made a clean sweep in 2009, winning all 32 seats in the state assembly. It has also retained the parliamentary seat in the 2009 general elections.

The states are allocated seats in the Indian parliament on the basis of the population of the state. The ratio of the number of seats in the parliament and the population of the state is the same for all states in the country. As Sikkim has a low population, the entire state is represented by one directly elected member in the Lok Sabha and one indirectly elected member in the Rajya Sabha in the Indian Parliament. The current Lok Sabha MP is Shri Prem Das Rai of the Sikkim Democratic Front. The Rajya Sabha MP is Shri Hishey Lachungpa.

Sikkim Political Parties

The main national parties in the state are:
  • The Indian National Congress
  • The Bharatiya Janata party
  • The Communist Party of India (M)
  • The Nationalist Congress Party
The main state and regional parties are:
  • The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF)
  • Sikkim Gorkha Prajatantric Party
  • Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad Party
  • Sikkim Jan-Ekta Party

Sikkim Legislative Assembly

The last state assembly elections were held in 2009. The total number of electors was 300584, out of which 81. 79% cast their votes.The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) swept the elections by winning all 32 seats. In the last assembly elections held in 2004 it had won 31 out of 32 seats. Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling became the Chief Minister for the third term.

The Leader of the House in the State Assembly is Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling, who is also the Chief Minister. The Speaker of the Assembly is Shri Karma Tempo Namgyal Gyaltsen. The Deputy speaker is Shri Man Bahadur Dahal. Shri B P Singh is the Governor of the state.

Some of the members of the present state assembly are Shri T T Bhutia, Shri D N Thakarpa, Shri P S Tamang, Shri N K Pradhan, Shri M B Dahal, and Shri P L Subba.

P.C. NameReserved for (SC/ST/GEN)Names of Assembly Constituencies (Vidhan Sabha)
SikkimGENYoksam-Tashiding (BL)MelliShyari (BL)
SikkimGENYangthangNamthang-RateypaniMartam-Rumtek (BL)
SikkimGENRinchenpong (BL)Tumen-Lingi (BL)Gangtok (BL)
SikkimGENDaramdin (BL)Khamdong-SingtamUpper Burtuk
SikkimGENSoreong-ChakungWest Pendam (SC)Kabi Lungchuk (BL)
SikkimGENSalghari-Zoom (SC)RhenockDjongu (BL)
SikkimGENBarfung (BL)ChujachenLachen Mangan (BL)
SikkimGENPoklok-KamrangGnathang-Machong (BL)Sangha

Sikkim Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Minister in Sikkim

Sl.No.Name of Chief MinistersFromToParty
1Pawan Kumar ChamlingDec 12, 1994IncumbentSDF
2Sanchaman LimbooJun 17, 1994Dec 12, 1994SSP
3Nar Bahadur BhandariMar 8, 1985Jun 17, 1994SSP
 (President's rule)May 25, 1984Mar 8, 1985N/A
4B. B. GurungMay 11, 1984May 25, 1984INC
5Nar Bahadur BhandariOct 18, 1979May 11, 1984SJP
 (President's rule)Aug 18, 1979Oct 18, 1979N/A
6Kazi Lhendup DorjeeMay 16, 1975Aug 18, 1979INC

List of Governors in Sikkim

Sl.No.Name of GovernorsFromTo
1Shriniwas Dadasaheb PatilJul 1, 2013Incumbent
2Balmiki Prasad SinghJul 9, 2008Jun 30, 2013
3Sudarshan AgarwalOct 25, 2007Jul 8, 2008
4V. Rama RaoAug 13, 2006Oct 25, 2007
5R.S. Gavai (acting)Jul 13, 2006Aug 12, 2006
6V. Rama RaoOct 26, 2002Jul 12, 2006
7Kidar Nath SahaniMay 18, 2001Oct 25, 2002
8Chaudhary Randhir SinghFeb 10, 1996May 17, 2001
9K.V. Raghunatha Reddy (additional charge)Nov 12, 1995Feb 9, 1996
10P. Shiv ShankarSep 21, 1994Nov 11, 1995
11Radhakrishna Hariram TahilianiFeb 8, 1990Sep 20, 1994
12S.K. BhatnagarMar 2, 1989Feb 7, 1990
13Bhishma Narain Singh (additional charge)May 31, 1985Nov 20, 1985
14T.V. RajeswarJan 21, 1985Mar 1, 1989
15Kona Prabhakar RaoJun 18, 1984May 30, 1985
16Homi J.H. TaleyarkhanJan 10, 1981Jun 17, 1984
17B.B. LalMay 16, 1975Jan 9, 1981

Cabinet Ministers of Sikkim

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief Minister, Home Department, Finance, Revenue and Expenditure Department, Development Planning, Economic Reforms & North East Council Affairs Department and Other Departments not specifically allotted to any other ministersDr. Pawan Chamling
Roads and Bridges and Labour DepartmentsShri. Ran Bahadur Subba
Water Security and Public Health Engineering and Transport DepartmentsShri. Thenlay Tshering Bhutia
Health care, Human Services and Family Welfare ,Animal Husbandry, Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services and Parliamentary Affairs DepartmentsShri Dawa Norbu Takarpa
Human Resource Department, Sports and Youth Affairs and Information Technology DepartmentsShri Narendra Kumar Pradhan
Urban Development and Housing, Food ,Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs DepartmentsShri Dil Bahadur Thapa(Mangar)
Energy and Power and Cultural Affairs and Heritage DepartmentsShri Sonam Gyatso Lepcha
Rural Management and Development and Cooperation DepartmentsShri. Chandra Bahadur Karki
Food Security and Agriculture Development and Horticulture & Cash Crop Development and Irrigation and Flood Control DepartmentsShri Dawcho Lepcha
Tourism, Forest Environment and Wildlife Management, Mines, Minerals and Geology and Science and Technology DepartmentsShri Bhim Prasad Dhungel
Buildings and Housing DepartmentSmt. Tilu Gurung
Commerce and Industries, Information and Public Relations, Printing and Stationary and Excise (Abkari) DepartmentKm. Neeru Sewa

Rajya Sabha Members from Sikkim

Shri Hishey Lachungpa Sikkim Democratic Front 24/02/2012 to 23/02/2018

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Sikkim

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Sikkim is D. Anandnan, who is also the Head of the Information & Public Relations of the Tourism & Civil Aviation Department of the state. He is an IAS officer and presides over the Election Commission of the state as well as all the elections which take place all over the state.

Bye Elections for Assembly Constituencies

S.No.Event Date
1Issue of Notification20th August, 2014 (Wednesday)
2Last Date of Making Nominations27th August, 2014 (Wednesday)
3Scrutiny of Nominations28th August, 2014 (Thursday)
4Last Date of Withdrawal of Candidatures30th August, 2014 (Saturday)
5Date of Poll13th September, 2014 (Saturday)
6Counting of Votes16th September, 2014 (Tuesday)
7Date before which election shall be completed19th September, 2014 (Friday)

Sikkim Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise

Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Sikkim Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Sikkim 2014 Party Wise Results

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofSikkim with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

Sikkim WinnerPrem Das Rai
Runner upTek Nath Dhakal *

Last Updated on September 23, 2014

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