NDA ally SKM forms government in Sikkim 

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Prem Singh Tamang takes oath as Chief Minister

NDA ally Sikkim Krantikari Morcha formed the government in Sikkim and Shri Prem Singh Tamang took oath as the Chief Minister of the Himalayan state for a second consecutive term on 10 June, 2024.

Governor Shri Lakshman Prasad Acharya administered the oath to Shri Prem Singh Tamang and his Council of Ministers during the swearing-in ceremony at Paljor Stadium.

Shri Tamang won the elections from the Rhenock Assembly seat defeating SDF’s Som Nath Poudyal. Shri Tamang, 56, has become Chief Minister for the second consecutive term. His Sikkim Krantikari Morcha returned to power in the state by a landslide victory, winning 31 seats in the 32-member assembly. The opposition Sikkim Democratic Front, which ruled the state for 25 years in a row till 2019, could manage only one seat.

The polling for 32 assembly seats in Sikkim was held on April 19, 2024 in the first phase simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections. This is the third time, Sikkim has witnessed a landslide victory of a political party as similar results were drawn by Sikkim Sangram Parishad and SDF in 1989 and 2009 respectively. In the 2019 assembly elections, the SKM won 17 seats, while the SDF secured 15 seats out of the 32 seats. SKM won 10 seats in 2014 as it faced its first assembly elections.

PM Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Shri Prem Singh Tamang on taking oath as the Chief Minister of Sikkim and wished him a fruitful tenure. Shri Modi said, “Congratulations to Shri @PSTamangGolay on taking oath as the chief minister of Sikkim. Wishing him a fruitful tenure and looking forward to working with him for Sikkim’s progress”.