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Ten SDF MLAs join BJP: Sikkim may be headed towards Arunachal Pradesh route, as mass crossovers leave ex-CM in the lurch
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Ten SDF MLAs join BJP: Sikkim may be headed towards Arunachal Pradesh route, as mass crossovers leave ex-CM in the lurch

After 10 SDF MLAs joined the BJP, the party has got the status of the main Opposition party in Sikkim, where it had not won a single seat in the recent Assembly polls.

Day after 10 SDF MLAs join BJP, two others join SKM; ex-CM Pawan Kumar Chamling lone legislator left from party
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Day after 10 SDF MLAs join BJP, two others join SKM; ex-CM Pawan Kumar Chamling lone legislator left from party

A day after its 10 MLAs joined BJP, Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), suffered further jolt Wednesday when two other legislators of the party switched over to the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha

Prem Singh Tamang, aka PS Golay, sworn in as Sikkim CM: SKM chief was convicted of corruption under Chamling govt
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Prem Singh Tamang, aka PS Golay, sworn in as Sikkim CM: SKM chief was convicted of corruption under Chamling govt

Prem Singh Tamang, Sikkim's chief minister, had been accused of misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs. 9.50 lakh in the milch cow distribution scheme of the state government when he was the animal husbandry minister between 1994 and 1999.

Pawan Kumar Chamling's five-term regime comes to an end as Sikkim Krantikari Morcha bags majority in Assembly polls
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Pawan Kumar Chamling's five-term regime comes to an end as Sikkim Krantikari Morcha bags majority in Assembly polls

While Sikkim Democratic Front(SDF) got 15 seats in the hill state, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), which came into being in 2013, bagged 17 seats, one more than required for a majority in the 32-member Assembly

Sikkim Assembly election results: Pawan Kumar Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front eyes up sixth term at helm of state
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Sikkim Assembly election results: Pawan Kumar Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front eyes up sixth term at helm of state

Often derided for his strong arm tactics, Pawan Kumar Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) has ruled Sikkim virtually uncontested and unquestioned for a much larger part of his 25 years in power

Lok Sabha Election 2019: On eve of polls, Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling's opponents accuse him of boosting 'outsider' votes
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: On eve of polls, Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling's opponents accuse him of boosting 'outsider' votes

A little over 48 hours before Sikkim simultaneously votes for 32 Assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha constituency in the first of the seven-phase parliamentary polls this year, an abnormal rise of over 16 percent 'outsider' voters since 2014 holds the key in the erstwhile tiny Himalayan kingdom, strategically wedged between India and China.

A quarter century of Chamling is on test in Sikkim
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A quarter century of Chamling is on test in Sikkim

Chamling is 68 and has been the uncrowned king of this erstwhile Himalayan kingdom since 1994

Lok Sabha Election 2019, Sikkim profile: SDF, SNC, HSP in poll fray to win state's lone parliamentary seat
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Lok Sabha Election 2019, Sikkim profile: SDF, SNC, HSP in poll fray to win state's lone parliamentary seat

The northeastern state of Sikkim, which shares its borders with Bhutan and Tibet, has a lone parliamentary seat and 32 Assembly seats.

Former footballer Bhaichung Bhutia's Hamro Sikkim Party to contest all 32 Assembly and lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim
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Former footballer Bhaichung Bhutia's Hamro Sikkim Party to contest all 32 Assembly and lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim

Hitting out at the Pawan Kumar Chamling government for pursuing divisive politics on the basis of caste and religion, Bhaichung Bhutia said that development will be the "sole agenda" of his party, if the Hamro Sikkim Party comes to power

Three leaders quit Bhaichung Bhutia's Hamro Sikkim Party after ruling Sikkim Democratic Front offers ‘allurements’
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Three leaders quit Bhaichung Bhutia's Hamro Sikkim Party after ruling Sikkim Democratic Front offers ‘allurements’

Three prominent leaders of Hamro Sikkim Party, headed by India's former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia, have resigned

Pawan Kumar Chamling demands constitutional recognition for 11 communities in Sikkim as Scheduled Tribes
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Pawan Kumar Chamling demands constitutional recognition for 11 communities in Sikkim as Scheduled Tribes

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has demanded tribal status for eleven communities in the state

Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling completes 23 years in power, aims to make state fully literate by 2018
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Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling completes 23 years in power, aims to make state fully literate by 2018

Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Tuesday completed 23 uninterrupted years in power in the Himalayan state and appeared a contented man.

BJP, SDF spar ahead of Sikkim panchayat polls, rake up 'local vs outsider' issue to garner support
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BJP, SDF spar ahead of Sikkim panchayat polls, rake up 'local vs outsider' issue to garner support

Panchayat polls in Sikkim is generating heat this time with the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) raking up 'local vs outsider' issue to mobilise public support

Ram Madhav dubs Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling's party 'Sikkim Dictatorial Front'
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Ram Madhav dubs Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling's party 'Sikkim Dictatorial Front'

The senior BJP leader decried a lack of good governance in Sikkim and said the BJP and other "like-minded" regional parties have decided to come forward to change the situation in the state.

Amid China-India deadlock, Sikkim CM Chamling raises concern over Gorkhaland stir, communal clashes in Bengal
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Amid China-India deadlock, Sikkim CM Chamling raises concern over Gorkhaland stir, communal clashes in Bengal

Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling said that the direct impact of Gorkhaland agitation on life of the people of Sikkim must be looked into with utmost seriousness.

Darjeeling unrest: Sikkim planning to move SC over state registered vehicles vandalised during protests
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Darjeeling unrest: Sikkim planning to move SC over state registered vehicles vandalised during protests

Expressing concern over vandalism of some Sikkim-registered vehicles in West Bengal during the ongoing agitation for Gorkhaland

Darjeeling unrest: Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling backs Gorkhaland demand
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Darjeeling unrest: Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling backs Gorkhaland demand

Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland to be carved out of North Bengal hills.

Rajnath Singh asks states to
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Rajnath Singh asks states to "be vigilant" against Chinese transgression along Sino-Indian border

The meeting with the Himalayan states comes days after India refused to participate in China's Silk road project 'One Belt, One Road' conference in Beijing

Rajnath Singh holds security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China
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Rajnath Singh holds security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China

The objective of the meeting was to strengthen coordination between the Ministry and the five states so as to improve the overall border security.