Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Home News Reports Big boost to BJP in Sikkim as 10 MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join...

Big boost to BJP in Sikkim as 10 MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join the party

There are reports suggesting that 4 SKM MLAs will soon follow the suit and join the BJP leaving only the former chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling. 

In a major political upheaval in the north-eastern state of Sikkim, 10 MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party have joined the BJP in presence of BJP President JP Nadda and General Secretary Ram Madhav.

There are two significant political parties in Sikkim-Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) headed by Prem Singh Tamang and Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), headed by Pawan Kumar Chamling. Sikkim Legislative Assembly has 32 seats and is currently governed by SKM with 17 seats with Prem Singh Tamang as the Chief Minister. SDF is the only opposition party which won the remaining 15 seats. But the party has actually 14 MLAs as Pawan Kumar Chamling contested and won from two seats.

The induction of 10 MLAs into the BJP is hailed as a major shot in the arm for the saffron party as it focuses its effort to increase its foothold in the north-east region. Sikkim was the only state in the region where BJP has no presence until today. BJP has its government in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura while it is in alliance with the ruling parties in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Mizoram.

With the inclusion of 10 MLAs in the BJP, the SDF has been reduced to a historic low of 5. There are reports suggesting that remaining party MLAs will soon follow the suit and join the BJP leaving only the former chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling.

Pawan Kumar Chamling was the Cheif Minister of Sikkim for 25 years for 5 five consecutive terms, from 1993 to 2019. He finally lost the assembly elections to SKM in assembly elections held this year along with Lok Sabha polls.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Rana Ayyub tells Harvard University students how to speak ‘truth to power’, after spreading fake news over Ghaziabad fake hate crime

Rana Ayyub interacted with the students of Harvard University over challenges facing journalism and 'speaking truth to power'.

Mamata Banerjee, after promising monthly stipends for women, faces ‘financial shortage’ in keeping her poll promise

West Bengal government might have to cut down on fund allocation to other Departments to keep Lakshmi Bhandar scheme afloat.

Uttar Pradesh: Forced mass religious conversion accused Mohammad Umar Gautam was felicitated by AMU alumni for ‘spreading Islam’

Mohammad Umar Gautam and his associated at the Islamic Dawah Centre(IDC) preyed on vulnerable and poor people, those with listening and speaking disabilities, and converted them to Islam

The MVA report card: Maharashtra government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

10-min read: As the Maha Vikas Aghadi struggles to keep itself afloat, here's a snapshot on the Maharashtra government's handling of the pandemic.

Congress Toolkit team now comes up with a ‘white paper’ on COVID management, here is how it is flawed

Congress has released a white paper cautioning on the third wave of COVID-19, which appears as an extension of the toolkit that was exposed last month

86 lakh vaccinations: Why BJP had the most perfect day yesterday

Rahul Gandhi has done the BJP a favour, as usual when it comes to criticising the recordbreaking number of COVID vaccination.

Recently Popular

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

Ravish Kumar appears massively frustrated as India administers 85 lakh COVID vaccines in single day, this is why he does not make sense

Ravish Kumar goes on a ranting spree to hate on PM Modi by camouflaging propaganda as 'criticism' over COVID-19 vaccination

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren fails to meet Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi despite 4-days wait: Details

The Dialy Pioneer has cited quoting sources that the JMM chief is not happy over Rahul and Sonia ignoring him and instead meeting TN CM Stalin.

Republic TV issues statement over Arnab Goswami’s disappearance from the news network: Here is what they said

Arnab Goswami was last seen on May 2 during a discussion on West Bengal assembly polls. He will make a return on Monday.

Fact Check: Is “Raam” with the photo of Lord Ram printed on it is the world’s most expensive currency

As Raam is not a legal tender issued by a sovereign state or a central bank, it is not a regular currency, it is actually a bearer bond
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,339FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe