Guwahati, May 24, 2019
Five-time Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling’s historic reign came to an end in Sikkim on May 23rd, 2019 after his Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) part of the National Democratic Front lost the state assembly elections to a resurgent Sikkim Krantikari Morcha(SKM).
The state assembly has 32 seats. SDF got 15 seats in the hill state, on the other hand, SKM, which was formed in 2013, got 17 seats. It may be mentioned that the incumbent Chamling government had won 22 seats in the 2014 Assembly elections.
Chamling was elected from two assembly constituencies- Namchi Singhithang and Poklok Kamrang in the state assembly elections.
It may be mentioned here that Chamling has been the chief minister of Sikkim for more than 24 years since December 1994.
Meanwhile, Bhaichung Bhutia-led Hamro Sikkim Party failed to make an impact in the polls along with the BJP.