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S Golay, ended Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling’s 25-year rule in the border state after a close contest (photo by Diptendu Dutta)(AFP File Photo)

Assembly election results 2019: Opposition party SKM ends Chamling’s 25-year rule in Sikkim

By Press Trust of India | Gangtok
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:35 PM IST
Of the state’s 32 seats, Golay’s SKM won 17 seats, leaving the Chief Minister and his Sikkim Democratic Front totally stunned, who won 15 seats
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Once the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls were announced, the Modi-Shah duo led a BJP blitzkrieg against Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s citadel with the slogan of a double-engine sarkaar stretching the 73-year-old chief minister’s all available resources.(ANI)
Once the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls were announced, the Modi-Shah duo led a BJP blitzkrieg against Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s citadel with the slogan of a double-engine sarkaar stretching the 73-year-old chief minister’s all available resources.(ANI)

Assembly Elections 2019: For Naveen Patnaik, PM Modi-led BJP blitzkrieg may be tough to conquer

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 07:58 AM IST
In 2019 the suave Patnaik was up against PM Narendra Modi and his party who more than matched his party’s resources. Much before the state went to polls, PM Modi and his lieutenant and BJP president Amit Shah had Odisha on their radar along with Bengal.
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With the exit poll projections for the state’s lone Lok Sabha seat varying, it has become difficult to predict who would emerge the winner.(HT Photo)
With the exit poll projections for the state’s lone Lok Sabha seat varying, it has become difficult to predict who would emerge the winner.(HT Photo)

Will Pawan Chamling, ruling Sikkim since 1994, be CM the sixth time in 2019?

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan Times, Siliguri
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Chamling, 69, the president of the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), has been ruling Sikkim uninterrupted since 1994.
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Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling said the life expectancy of the state is now 71 years, up from 60 years in 1994.(AFP)
Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling said the life expectancy of the state is now 71 years, up from 60 years in 1994.(AFP)

Eyeing sixth term, Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling promises 100 years of life expectancy

By Pramod Giri | Namchi (South Sikkim)
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 10:55 AM IST
Sikkim is supposed to hold assembly elections along with the Lok Sabha polls in April-May.
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