Introduction: Out of the 6 state legislative assembly elections to be held in 2019, Sikkim will witness their elections on 11th April 2019, just before the present assembly expires on 27th May. The North eastern state has a total of 32 legislative seats out of which 12 are reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and 2 for Scheduled Castes (SC). To form a government, 17 seats are required.

Present Political Scenario: The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), which has been ruling since December 1994 under its leader Pawan Kumar Chamling is seemingly the favourites to win again. However, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha with Prem Singh Tamang after having broken ties from BJP will be looking to change the position and come to power. In 2014 elections SDF had won 22 seats while the remaining had gone to SKM leaving nothing for the BJP or the Congress. As BJP try to cash in on the Modi brand, Congress will also be looking to make some inroads. The famous footballer, Bhaichung Bhutia who launched his party Hamro Sikkim Party in April last year is likely to bring new challenges for others.

Sikkim Assembly Election 2019 Updates: On 26th March 2019, the longest serving Chief Minister of India, Mr Chamling filed his nomination for the constituencies of Poklok-Kamrang and Namchi-Singithang. The same day, Bhutia announced a Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme namely, Sikkimey Samman Scheme, wherein every individual of a family will get Rs 1500 per month through budgetary allocation. He also declared that he will give his 2 favourite jackets to the highest bidder as a show of collecting ‘Clean Money’ to further his idea of a ‘Corruption-free Sikkim’.

Sikkim Election Updates 2019

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