Election Results 2019: Sikkim is SDF’s pocket borough
Sikkim is the lone parliamentary constituency in the northeastern state of Sikkim. It has been a stronghold of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) since 1996.
The main fight is expected to be between chief minister Pawan Chamling’s SDF and the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) of former minister PS Golay. The Bharatiya Janata Party has a pre-poll alliance with the SKM. Former India striker Bhaichung Bhutia’s Hamro Sikkim Party is also in the fray.
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Sikkim is one of the four states where parliamentary and assembly elections were held simultaneously on April 11. Indra Hang Subba is presently in the lead from the constituency.
Here are some details about the Sikkim Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sikkim
Names of candidates: Shri LatenTshering Sherpa (BJP), Bharat Basnett (INC), Dek Bahadur Katwal (SDF)
Polling date: April 11
Sitting MP, party: Prem Nath Rai
Winning margin in 2014: 41,742
Runner up name, party: Tek Nath Dhakal, SKM
Number of voters in 2014: 308,967
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 83.37%
Number of women voters in 2014: 179,725
Number of polling booths in 2014: 538