Sikkim Assembly Elections 2015

Over 79 percent votes cast in Sikkim bypoll

Amid great enthusiasm, over 79 percent of the electorate Saturday (Sep 13, 2015) cast their votes for the Rangang-Yangang assembly constituency bypoll in Sikkim.

There were lengthy queues in front of the 14 polling stations, as men and women in colourful clothes stood patiently to exercise their democratic right.

Election officials said 89.6 percent of the 11,700 electors had cast their votes when polling came to an end at 5 p.m.

"Polling passed off absolutely peacefully. There were no untoward incidents," an official in the state chief electoral officer's department told IANS.

The bypoll was necessitated after Chief Minister Pawan Chamling resigned from the seat and retained Namchi-Singhithang after the April assembly polls.

While the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) contestant is 32-year-old Kumari Manger, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominated 26-year-old Bikash Basnet.

Basnet had contested in the April polls on a Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) ticket but lost by over 3,000 votes.

The SKM is not in the fray this time, and is lending support to the BJP.

Bishnu Prasad Adhikari of the Congress and Rup Narayan Chamling, Chief Minister Chamling's brother and an independent candidate, also contested.


Sikkim Parliment Election 2015

Sikkim, one of the smallest and the least populated states in the country. The state borders Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and West Bengal. The entire state is represented by one Lok Sabha Parlimentary constituency. Sikkim has a population of 610,577 inhabitants. It has urban population of around 11.06 per cent. The capital Gangtok is the most significant urban area with around 98,000 inhabitants. The total number of males in Sikkim is 321,661, and females 286,027. The sex ratio of the state is 889 females per 1,000 males. Sikkim covers an area of approximately 7,096 km. The density of population of the state is only 86 persons residing in per square kilometre.

Sikkim Election Schedule

September 2015

Sikkim Map

Sikkim Lok Sabha Constituencies Schedule and Results 2015

Name of Constituencies Winner Party
Sikkim Prem Das Rai SDF

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