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Sikkim Democratic Front


Ten SDF MLAs in party, BJP emerges main opposition in Sikkim

August 14, 2019 2:16 am

The SDF, spearheaded by former chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, was defeated by the relatively new Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), led by Chamling’s one-time protégé and now arch-rival P S Golay.

Ten MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join BJP

August 13, 2019 3:16 pm

With today's development, former Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling's SDF is left only with 5 MLAs in the 32-member Assembly. In the recently held Assembly elections, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) won 17 seats while the SDF won 15 seats.

Assembly elections: Chandrababu Naidu wiped out from Andhra, Naveen Patnaik's victory certain

May 23, 2019 2:47 pm

Assembly elections results: Has Chandrababu Naidu been able to counter anti-incumbency in Andhra Pradesh; Will Naveen Patnaik return for a fifth term in Odisha; Will Sikkim's Pawan Chamling continue his streak as the longest serving CM, and in Arunachal, what challenges face chief minister Pema Khandu  

Universal Basic Income: The ‘money for nothing’ idea

January 11, 2019 9:56 am

What is the idea of Universal Basic Income that the Economic Survey found ‘conceptually appealing’, and which Sikkim intends to implement? Whom does it benefit, and whom can it harm? In what ways?

The UBI net

January 11, 2019 9:42 am

As an idea, Universal Basic Income has appeal and advantages over normal welfare schemes. But where is the money?

Sikkim Democratic Front downplays three ex-ministers joining BJP

December 26, 2017 4:11 pm

"These ex-ministers, besides a former SDF leader Prem Karki, have had nowhere to go after leaving the parent will have no bearing on the ruling party electorally or otherwise, now or ever," the SDF spokesperson KT Gyaltsen told PTI.

Sikkim Democratic Front extends support to Gorkhaland demand

June 20, 2017 8:13 pm

A meeting of the SDF leadership here, without naming anyone, hoped that peace would return to the Darjeeling hills soon and demands of the Gorkha people would be fulfilled. The Sikkim Assembly had, on March 29, 2011, passed a resolution in favour of Gorkhaland.

Sikkim parties still hold 100-pc record

February 11, 2015 3:24 am

Sikkim got its first elected government in 1979 with Darjeeling-educated former school teacher Bhandari launching the Sikkim Janata Parishad in 1977.

Chamling sworn in as Sikkim CM for 5th time

May 22, 2014 12:55 am

He was on Wednesday elected as the SDF Legislature Party leader following which the Governor invited him to form the government.

SDF storms to power for fifth consecutive term in Sikkim

May 16, 2014 7:25 pm

Sikkim Democratic Front stormed to power for the record fifth consecutive term winning 18 Assembly seats out of 32.