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Northeast News: SKM Clinches 31 Seats in Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang Staked Claim to Form Government; PM Congrats

The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) has staked claim to form the next government after it swept the state assembly polls by winning 31 out of 32 seats.

The Chief of SKM and incumbent Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang met the Governor and staked claims to form the next government.

Tamang fought the Assembly polls from two seats and won both. His wife Krishna Kumari Rai also won the polls by defeating the opposition candidate Bimal Rai from the Namchi-Singhithang assembly segment.

Krishna Kumari Rai received 7907 votes winning the polls by a margin of 5,302 votes.

The leading opposition party in the state Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) won only one constituency this time. BJP, Congress and Citizen Action Party-Sikkim (CAP-S) who fought polls separately failed to open their accounts.

Five-time former Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling also lost the elections. He was looking to win a record ninth-term win from the Poklok-Kamrang assembly constituency.

Elections in Sikkim were held on April 19 and the counting of votes began at 6 AM on Saturday.

In the 2019 assembly polls, SKM won 17 seats narrowly defeating the opposition party SDF.


PM Modi Congratulates CM Tamang

Having swept the state Assembly polls by winning 31 out of 32 seats, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) chief and incumbent Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said that he is looking forward to collaborating with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to achieve shared goals for the betterment of the state.

SKM-Clinches-31-Seats-Sikkim-Prem-Singh-TamangPM Modi had congratulated CM Tamang and his party for returning to power with a thumping majority.

"Congratulations to Sikkim and CM Prem Singh Tamang for their victory in the Sikkim Assembly Elections 2024. I look forward to working with the State Government to further the progress of Sikkim in the coming times," PM Modi posted on X.

"Thank you for your kind words and support, Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi Ji. We are committed to continuing our efforts towards the development and prosperity of Sikkim. We look forward to collaborating with you to achieve our shared goals for the betterment of our state. Your unwavering support has been a driving force for us, and we look forward to your continued guidance and blessings," said Tamang in reply to the PM's post.

Tamang also congratulated Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu on NDA's overwhelming win in the state assembly elections, saying that his dedication, hard work, and vision have clearly resonated with the voters.

"I am confident that under your leadership and the guidance of Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi Ji, we will witness significant progress and positive changes in the region," said CM Tamang.

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(Northeast, Northeast News)

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