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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 General Elections 2014 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 General Elections 2014

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

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 Latest News And Update

Northeast CMs' meet to decide roadmap for development
August 18, 2014 04:21 PM
DoNER Minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh would meet the chief ministers of all eight northeastern states in Guwahati Aug 21-22 to decide a roadmap for the development of the region, an official said. This would be the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister's first meeting with the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur and Sikkim. Source: IANS
Pawan Chamling sworn in as Sikkim CM
May 21, 2014 12:16 PM
The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party after winning the majority of 22 seats has made a history by running its government for fifth term. Pawan Chamling today sworn-in as Sikkim chief minister. Governor of Sikkim Mr. Sriniwasan Patil administered the oath at Ashirwad Bhawan of Raj Bhawan in the capital. During the ceremony 11 cabinet were sworn-in as council of ministers, namely Mr. DD Bhutia , Mr. GM Gurung, Mr. DT Lepcha, Mr. Somnath Poudyal, Mr. R B Subba, Mr. Ugen Gyasto Bhutia, Mr. Tshering Wangdi Lepcha, Ms Tulshi Devi Rai, Mr. NK Subba, Mr. AK Ghatani, Mr. SB Subedi.
Pawan Chamling set to become longest serving chief minister
May 17, 2014 03:07 PM
With fifth consecutive win in assembly elections, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is set to become the longest serving chief minister in India, breaking Jyoti Basu's record of 23 years. Chamling-led Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) won two-thirds majority in the assembly elections, the results for which were announced on Friday. The SDF won 22 of the 32 seats. Chamling is has been the chief minister of Sikkim since Dec 12, 1994. Source:IANS
Nearly 70 percent turnout in Sikkim LS, assembly polls
April 13, 2014 10:22 AM
  Almost 70 percent of the electorate in Sikkim Saturday voted for the lone Lok Sabha seat and the 32-member state assembly in eight hours of polling, officials said. Balloting picked up as the day progressed, as voters turned up in large numbers at the 538 polling booths across the state. Polling was scheduled to close by 5 p.m. Source: IANS
Moderate voting in Sikkim
April 12, 2014 12:14 PM
Moderate voting was seen in Sikkim for the state's lone Lok Sabha seat Saturday, an official said, adding around 12 percent of the electorate had voted in the first two hours. "Till 9 a.m., we recorded 12 percent voting," an official of the chief electoral office told IANS. Source: IANS

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 August 19, 2014

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