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


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Sikkim Lok Sabha Constituencies Schedule and Results 2015


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Elections News in Sikkim

BJP National Executive hails Modi for resolving of Doklam standoff

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   9:04 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The BJP National Executive on Monday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for showing political maturity in the amicable resolution of the Doklam military standoff with China. View More..

Shah slams Rahul Gandhi over politics of dynasty, appeasement

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   5:30 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Coming down heavily on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said his party totally opposes politics of dynasty and appeasement and only believed in politics of performance. View More..

BCCI amends schedule to add North East teams in junior tourneys

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   7:24 pm
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday wrote letters to all state associations saying that the domestic schedule for junior and women's cricket matches has to be changed in order to accommodate teams from the North East states and Bihar for the upcoming season. View More..

Lawmakers from India's hill states resolve to fight effects of climate change

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   3:32 pm
Aizawl, Sep 22 (IANS) Lawmakers, both MPs and MLAs, representing India's 10 mountain states, have noted with concern the "rapidly changing weather patterns" as a result of climate change and the "havoc it has unleashed" in the Himalayas, the north-east and other parts of India and the world and have resolved to work collectively to face its manifold challenges for the "greater good of our people", including farmers, lay people and local societies. View More..

Climate change and mountains: Ten states discuss growing challenges

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   11:42 am
Aizawl, Sep 21 (IANS) The 6th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) began on a rousing note in the sprawling Mizoram University campus with representatives from 10 Himalayan mountain states of India deliberating on how best present policies can be suited to the mountains and how people of these regions can be protected against the reality of climate change. View More..

Six killed in Sikkim landslides

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   1:38 pm
Gangtok/Siliguri, Sep 20 (IANS) Six persons were killed, three injured and a number of roads blocked following multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Sikkim's South district on Wednesday, police said. View More..

India's mountain states seek a better future

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   3:32 pm
Aizawl, Sep 19 (IANS) The 6th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) begins in the Mizoram capital on Wednesday with the goal of making the people of India proud of their mountains, recognizing the value of its mountain regions and enabling its people to realize their potential. View More..

Gorkhaland demand: Road to nowhere? (Comment: Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   12:36 pm
Darjeeling, Thimphu, Gangtok and Siliguri are a tight cluster on any map even in a large Atlas. Because of the recent standoff with China over Doklam, the strategic importance of the area, the saliency of the Siliguri corridor, cannot be overlooked. Is New Delhi taking an interest in the demand for a Gorkha homeland from this perspective? View More..

Doklam standoff handled with great maturity: Puri

    Updated On : Sep 15,2017   8:44 pm
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India handled the Doklam standoff "with great maturity", Union Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday. View More..

India, Russia sign protocol for tri-service exercise

    Updated On : Sep 15,2017   8:36 pm
Vladivostok, Sep 15 (IANS) India and Russia on Friday signed a protocol for conducting their first-ever tri-services exercise in October. View More..

Never meant to imply Sikkim has insurgency: Priyanka

    Updated On : Sep 15,2017   2:04 pm
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra on Friday clarified that calling Sikkim insurgency-prone was in context of her film "Pahuna..." but she is apologetic about hurting the sentiments of the people of the hill state, and hopes they forgive her. View More..

Focusing on resolving landfill site issues: Official

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   9:18 pm
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Government agencies are aware and working to resolve the issues of un-engineered garbage dumping sites like the Ghazipur landfill here, a part of which collapsed earlier this month killing two persons, said a Sanitation Ministry official here on Thursday. View More..

Priyanka slammed over Sikkim 'insurgency' comment, apologises (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   7:24 pm
Toronto/Gangtok, Sep 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has produced a Sikkimese film, came under attack after calling the hill state insurgency-troubled. She has apologised to the Sikkim government, which sought another apology in more "clear-cut terms". View More..

Priyanka slammed over Sikkim 'insurgency' comment, apologizes (Roundup)

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   6:42 pm
Toronto/Gangtok, Sep 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has produced a Sikkimese film, came under attack after calling the hill state insurgency-troubled. She has apologized to the Sikkim government, which wants another apology in more "clear-cut terms". View More..

It was a mistake, let's bury it: Sikkim MP

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   6:20 pm
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Sikkim MP Prem Das Rai on Thursday said Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's comment that the state was insurgency-troubled was a mistake and there was no need to sensationalise the issue. View More..

Priyanka slammed over Sikkim 'insurgency' comment, apologizes

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   5:54 pm
Toronto/Gangtok, Sep 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has produced a Sikkimese film, came under attack after calling the hill state insurgency-troubled. She has apologized to the Sikkim government, which wants another apology in more "clear-cut terms". View More..

Doklam figured in talks between Modi, Abe

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   4:28 pm
Gandhinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) The Doklam standoff between India and China appears to have figured in talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe here on Thursday. View More..

Priyanka Chopra calls Sikkim 'insurgency troubled', draws ire

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   12:36 pm
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has produced a Sikkimese film "Pahuna", has ruffled feathers in the hilly state by calling it an insurgency-troubled land. Netizens have slammed her for ignorance and for being "politically illiterate". View More..

Post-Doklam, Nepal says it has moral responsibility to ensure peace

    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   11:22 pm
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) In the aftermath of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Sikkim sector of the international border, Nepal on Tuesday said that it is its moral responsibility to maintain peace. View More..

China says unable to share river data with India

    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   5:42 pm
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it is unable to share river data with India, owing to the renovation of water statistics centre in Tibet from where the Brahmaputra River flows. View More..