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Sikkim Assembly Elections 2017

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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    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   5:12 pm
New Delhi/Jammu, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and China's People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held two special meetings of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector and Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir to boost mutual trust and promote peace. View More..

Indian Army, China's PLA meet at Nathu La

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   3:30 pm
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and China's People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held a special meeting of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector to boost mutual trust and promote peace, the Defence Ministry said. View More..

Northeast Frontier Railway tightens security ahead of I-Day

    Updated On : Aug 14,2018   4:26 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has tightened security across the northeastern region and some parts of West Bengal and Bihar ahead of Independence Day, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

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    Updated On : Aug 11,2018   5:00 pm
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu, who completed one year in office on Saturday, described the period as 'effective engagement with different stakeholders with focus on students and youth, farmers, science and research and culture through extensive visits across the country. View More..

Four members of soccer team killed in Sikkim road accident

    Updated On : Aug 10,2018   11:42 pm
Gangtok, Aug 10 (IANS) Four persons of a soccer team were killed and six others sustained serious injuries when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in East Sikkim district on Saturday, police said. View More..

Lack of quorum stops parliamentary panel from adopting Doklam report

    Updated On : Aug 09,2018   9:48 pm
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs on Thursday could not adopt the draft report on Doklam issue due to lack of quorum as most of the BJP members stayed away from the meeting. View More..

An artiste creates an alternate reality: A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Aug 07,2018   4:26 pm
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Known for his powerful music and introvert nature, Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman says that as an artiste, he prefers to create an alternate reality as opposed to expressing an opinion on the troubled socio-political scenario worldwide. View More..

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    Updated On : Aug 05,2018   1:26 am
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Consider India-China war a betrayal: J.P. Dutta

    Updated On : Aug 02,2018   9:48 pm
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Bollywood movie soundtracks are like motherless child, says A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Aug 02,2018   1:48 pm
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Oscar-winning Indian music director A.R. Rahman, who is coming up with Amazon Prime Video's new show "Harmony With A.R. Rahman" -- which celebrates the musical diversity of the country -- says the current trend of having multiple composers in one film dilutes the impact of music in a Bollywood film. View More..

Advance landslide warning system for Sikkim

    Updated On : Aug 01,2018   9:34 pm
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Sikkim will soon have an advance warning system against landslides that would enable authorities to safely evacuate people before disaster strikes, experts said here on Wednesday. View More..

No change in status quo at Doklam, issue resolved with maturity: Sushma

    Updated On : Aug 01,2018   5:02 pm
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) There has been no change in the status quo at the site of the military face-off with China in Doklam and the issue was resolved with diplomatic maturity, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday. View More..

Book on Sikkim's geopolitical influence launched in Delhi

    Updated On : Jul 30,2018   10:40 am
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The northeastern state of Sikkim has been sandwiched between the ongoing agitation for Gorkhaland in North Bengal and the Chinese aggression (as it is located close to the Chickens neck corridor), said journalist Amalendu Kundu while launching his book "Shadow of the Dragon and Recent Developments" here on Sunday. View More..

Dancers from Delhi, Sikkim win 'High Fever...'

    Updated On : Jul 29,2018   10:42 pm
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Delhi's Tara Prasad and Nisha Rasaily, who hails from Sikkim, have emerged as the winners of dance-based show "High FeveraDance Ka Naya Tevar". View More..

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    Updated On : Jul 27,2018   1:10 pm
Mumbai, July 27 (IndiaSpend/IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), or a political alliance it is a part of, governs 18 of 29 states in India, home to nearly 63% of the countrys population. But only one BJP-ruled state, Himachal Pradesh, made it to the list of five best-governed states in India, according to a new study. View More..

Kerala tops in governance, Karnataka 4th, says report

    Updated On : Jul 22,2018   2:00 pm
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Kerala stands as the best governed state in the country and Karnataka is in the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) here. View More..

How a tiny state is battling joblessness through entrepreneurship (IANS Special Series)

    Updated On : Jul 22,2018   12:24 pm
Gangtok, July 22 (IANS) Sikkim has many distinctions that give the tiny state nestled in the Himalayas between India and China a larger-than-life profile. It is the only organic state in India, is litter- and defecation-free, has high literacy and has the best working conditions for women. But the challenge of unemployment it faces is huge which has made many embrace entrepreneurship to not just generate jobs for themselves but to provide employment to the state's aspirational youth. View More..

India calls for rules-based order in Indo-Pacific

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   8:42 pm
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India on Thursday called for a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region that should allow use of common spaces on sea and in the air. View More..

India reaffirms commitment to promoting blue economy

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   11:34 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Ahead of this year's Delhi Dialogue, the premier annual track 1.5 event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between India and the Asean bloc, India on Wednesday reaffirmed it commitment to promote the blue economy. View More..

Assamese and Malwi folk music performances at the IGNCA

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   10:30 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Folk music from Madhya Pradesh and Assam was rendered at the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) here on Wednesday, as part of a three-day series, to bring to Delhi, fading music from all over India. View More..