The Sikkim Democratic Front, which has ruled Sikkim for 25 years, is already a part of the NDA. BJP executive president J.J. In the presence of P. Nadda and General Secretary Ram Madhav, all the MLAs joined the BJP on Tuesday except the party’s founder and five-time Chief Minister Chamling and 4 other MLAs.
10 MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), the flagship party of Gangtok / New Delhi Sikkim, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the capital New Delhi on Tuesday. All the other MLAs joined BJP, except former CM Pawan Kumar Chamling, 4 other MLAs. With this, the BJP could not open an account in Sikkim till now, there were 10 MLAs in the court.
The Sikkim Democratic Front, which has ruled the northeastern state of Sikkim for 25 years, is already a part of the NDA. BJP executive president J.J. In the presence of P. Nadda and General Secretary Ram Madhav, all the MLAs joined the BJP on Tuesday except the party’s founder and five-time Chief Minister Chamling and 4 other MLAs. The party currently has a total of 15 MLAs. The BJP could not win a single seat in the Sikkim assembly elections, but now the BJP has 10 MLAs there.
Delhi: 10 MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join BJP in presence of BJP Working President JP Nadda and General Secretary Ram Madhav pic.twitter.com/7bsdcEfdDP
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SDF was formed by Pawan Chamling in 1993. The party has won all the five assembly elections since then. The party formed the government with absolute majority in the 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 assembly elections. However, the SDF had to face defeat in the elections held this year.
Prem Kumar Tamang, who rebelled from the SDF and formed the Sikkim Revolutionary Front (SKM), formed the government in the state, ending the 25-year rule of the SDF. In the 32-seat Sikkim Assembly, the SDF got 15 seats, while the Sikkim Revolutionary Front got 17 seats. A new government was formed under the leadership of Prem Tamang. His identity in the area is PS Is in the form of a sphere. Currently, the only Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim is also occupied by SKM.
Significantly, both the Sikkim Democratic Front and the Sikkim Revolutionary Front are allies of the ruling NDA at the center. The North East Democratic Alliance was formed by the BJP-led NDA in 2016 after forming the first government in Assam. Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Assam including Sikkim were part of this alliance.