Sikkim’s CM Pawan Chumling. (source: Official Twitter page of Chumling)

Sikkim Assembly Polls 2019: Sikkim’s Opposition Party Wins Seven Seats, Chief Minister Chamling Wins Two Seats 

The opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won seven Assembly seats out of 32 and is leading in four constituencies while the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front won three and is ahead in six, election officials said Thursday.

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has been elected from two assembly constituencies in the state assembly elections, EC officials said. He had contested the elections from Namchi Singhithang and Poklok Kamrang assembly constituencies, they said.

He won the Namchi Singhithang assembly seat by a margin of 377 votes, they said.

In the Poklok Kamrang seat, the Sikkim Democratic Front supremo defeated Kharka Bahadur Rai, his nearest rival of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha by 2,899 votes, they added. Chamling has been the chief minister of Sikkim for more than 24 years since December 1994.

Sitting MLA and SKM candidate Sonam Lama won the Sangha Assembly seat defeating his nearest SDF rival Tshering Lama by 618 votes, they said. SKM candidate Lok Nath Sharma won the Gyalshing- barnyak seat defeating his nearest SDF rival Laxuman Sharma by 1,814 votes.

In the Kabi lungchuk seat Karma Loday Bhutia of SKM wom defeating his nearest SDF rival Ugen Nedup Bhutia by 1,437 votes. Mani Kumar Sharma of SKM won the Khamdong-singtam seat by defeating his nearest SDF rival Garjaman Gurung by 873 seats.

In the Shyari seat Kunga Nima Lepcha of SKM won by defeating his nearest SDF rival Karma Wangdi Bhutia by 1,356 votes. Sikkim Democratic Front candidate Gay Tshering Dhungel won the Upper tadong seat defeating his nearest SKM rial Anand Lama by 416 votes.

In West pendam seat LB Das of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won by defeating his nearest SDF rival Gopal Baraily by 898 votes. SKM candidate Sangay Lepch won the Yoksam-tashiding seat by only 79 votes defeating his nearest SDF rival Dichen Wangchuk Bhutia.

SDF candidate Tashi Thendup Bhutia won the Barfung seat by defeating his nearest SKM rival Lobzang Bhutia by 79 votes. The SKM is leading in five seats while the ruling SDF is ahead in six seats.

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