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Sikkim CM gets EC's reprieve: Here are the offences that attract debarment from elections

After becoming chief minister in April, Tamang was required to win an Assembly seat in six months. He had asked the EC for a waiver of his disqualification under Section 11 of The Representation of the People Act, 1951.

Explained: Sikkim, from Chogyal rule to Indian state

The current instability follows a unique event: the voting out of a government in power for the first time in Sikkim’s history. Since joining India in 1975, Sikkim has seen its government changed only twice -- in both cases, the government had fallen before the new one was voted in.

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Monarchy to long-term CM to instability: how did Sikkim get here?

Political instability is new to this relatively young state, where Chamling served as Chief Minister for 25 years starting 1994.

Day after 10 MLAs joined BJP, two more from SDF join ruling SKM

This leaves SDF chief Pawan Kumar Chamling, whose over 24-year tenure up to May this year makes him the country’s longest-serving chief minister, as the party’s only MLA.

Ten MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join BJP

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.

Convicted in graft case, Sikkim CM seeks disqualification waiver

Tamang, who was appointed on May 27, needs to be elected to the Assembly within six months of his appointment. However, he is barred from contesting polls as he has been convicted in a corruption case.

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Sikkim enters post-Chamling era, but 100 km from Gangtok, he bides his time

“I will never retire. Politics is my passion and I will continue working. For now people have placed me in the Opposition and I am happy to serve in this capacity,” says Chamling.

Prem Singh Tamang sworn in as Sikkim CM

The SKM, founded in 2013, won a slender majority in the 32-member Sikkim Legislative Assembly by bagging 17 seats against 15 won by the SDF.

Prem Singh Tamang to take oath as new Sikkim CM today

The SKM supremo, accompanied by the 17 newly-elected legislators of his party, on Saturday had called on the Governor and staked claim to form the next government in Sikkim.

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal, Odisha, Sikkim to go to polls along with Lok Sabha elections

Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim will have their Assembly elections held simultaneously with Lok Sabha polls. Above states will follow schedule same as Lok Sabha for their respective seats.

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Voters throng polling booths as Phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections ends

A total of 91 constituencies across 20 states of the country went to polls today. The elections will be held in seven phases and results will be declared on May 23.

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Sikkim gets its first airport, India its 100th

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated Sikkim’s first airport at Pakyong. At a height of 4,500 ft, it is India’s 100th functional airport.

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