Guwahati, March 25, 2019
The Sikkim Chief Minister and Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) president Pawan Kumar Chamling on March 25th, 2019 filed his nomination papers from two assembly constituencies. Chamling, who has been in power since December 12th, 1994, will fight to retain office for the eighth successive term.
Assembly election in 32-member Sikkim house will be held simultaneously with the lone Lok Sabha seat on April 11th, 2019. Chamling submitted his nomination papers to South Sikkim district magistrate Raghul C at his Namchi office.
The Congress has announced candidates for all 32 constituencies in Sikkim while the BJP has so far announced names of 12 candidates for the state polls. Footballer-turned-politician Baichung Bhutia, who leads the Hamaro Sikkim Party (HSP), is faced with the desertion of several party members in the run-up to the polls.