Sikkim (Lok Sabha constituency)

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The Lok Sabha constituency of Sikkim covers the entire area of the state of Sikkim. This seat was created in 1977 following Sikkim joining the Union in 1975.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election results[edit]

General election 1977[edit]

In the first election after Sikkim joined the Union, Indian National Congress candidate, Chatra Bahadur Chhetri was elected unopposed.[1][11][12]

General election 1980[edit]

General Election, 1980: Sikkim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sikkim Janata Parishad Pahal Man Subba 31,750 61.65
Sikkim Congress (R) R. C. Paudyal 11,632 22.59
Sikkim Prajatantra Congress Indra Bahudar Rai 5,125 9.95
Majority 20,118 39.06
Turnout 52,895 44.74

General election 1984[edit]

General Election, 1984: Sikkim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nar Bahadur Bhandari 56,614 68.50
INC Pahal Man Subba 21,327 25.81
Independent Bishnu Kumar Rai 1,717 2.08
Majority 35,287 42.69
Turnout 86,024 57.64
Independent gain from Sikkim Janata Parishad Swing

General election 1989[edit]

General Election, 1989: Sikkim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sikkim Sangram Parishad Nandu Thapa 91,608 68.52
INC Dil Kumari Bhandari 28,822 21.56
Rising Sun Party Ram Chandra Poudyal 12,858 9.62
Majority 62,786 46.96
Turnout 1,38,698 72.01
Sikkim Sangram Parishad gain from Independent Swing

General election 1991[edit]

General Election, 1991: Sikkim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sikkim Sangram Parishad Dil Kumari Bhandari 1,03,970 90.12
Independent Phur Tshering Lepcha 3,759 3.26
CPI(M) Dukanath Nepal 3,372 2.92
Independent Bharat Basnett 2,688 2.33
Majority 1,00,211 86.86
Turnout 1,18,502 58.75
Sikkim Sangram Parishad hold Swing

General election 1996[edit]

General Election, 1996: Sikkim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Bhim P.D. Dhal 1,24,218 72.15 N/A
Sikkim Sangram Parishad Nar Bahadur Bhandari 42,175 24.50 -65.62
Independent Nandalal Gurung 4,263 2.48 N/A
Majority 82,043 47.65 -39.21
Turnout 1,77,440 77.43 +18.68
SDF gain from Sikkim Sangram Parishad Swing

General election 1998[edit]

General Election, 1998: Sikkim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Bhim P.D. Dhal 1,02,440 65.72 -6.43
INC Sanchaman Subba 51,611 33.11 N/A
Independent Om Prakash Bhandari 1,820 1.17 N/A
Majority 50,829 32.61 +15.04
Turnout 1,58,787 67.14 -10.29
SDF hold Swing

General election 1999[edit]

General Election, 1999: Sikkim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Bhim Prasad Dhal 1,07,828 52.56 -13.16
Sikkim Sangram Parishad Satish Chandra Rai 86,466 42.15 N/A
INC Somnath Poudyal 9,762 4.76 -28.35
Independent Youaraj Rai 1,077 0.53 N/A
Majority 21,362 10.41 -22.20
Turnout 2,08,670 81.71 +14.57
SDF hold Swing

General election 2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Sikkim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Nakul Das Rai 1,53,409 69.84 +17.28
INC Biraj Adhikari 60,258 27.43 +22.67
Sikkim Sangram Parishad Rajendra Pd. Uprety 3,216 1.46 -40.69
Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad Tara Kumar Pradhan 2,765 1.26 +N/A
Majority 93,151 42.41 +32.00
Turnout 2,19,648 77.95 -3.76
SDF hold Swing

General election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Sikkim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Prem Das Rai 1,59,351 63.30 -6.54
INC Kharananda Upreti 74,483 29.59 +2.16
Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad Tara KR. Pradhan 4,639 1.84 +0.58
BJP Padam Br. Chettri 4,458 1.77 N/A
Majority 84,868 33.71 –8.70
Turnout 2,51,751 81.00 +3.05
SDF hold Swing

General election 2014[edit]

General Election, 2014: Sikkim [13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Prem Das Rai 1,63,698 52.98 -10.32
SKM Tek Nath Dhakal 1,21,956 39.47 N/A
BJP Nar Bahadur Khatiwada 7,279 2.36 +0.59
INC Akar Dhoj Limbu 7,189 2.33 -27.26
AAP Kaushal Rai 2,541 0.82 N/A
AITMC Nakul Das Rai 1,972 0.64 N/A
Majority 41,742 13.51 -20.20
Turnout 308,967 83.37 +2.37
SDF hold Swing

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the Sikkim, Sikkim (Lok Sabha constituency) will be divided into 31 assembly constituencies:[15] Yoksam-Tashiding (BL), Yangthang, Maneybung-Dentam, Gyalshing-Barnyak, Rinchenpong (BL), Daramdin (BL), Soreong-Chakung, Salghari-Zoom (SC), Barfung (BL), Poklok-Kamrang, Namchi-Singhithang, Melli, Namthang-Rateypani, Temi-Namphing, Rangang-Yangang, Tumen-Lingi (BL), Khamdong-Singtam, West Pendam (SC), Rhenock, Chujachen, Gnathang-Machong (BL), Namcheybung, Shyari (BL), Martam-Rumtek (BL), Upper Tadong, Arithang, Gangtok (BL), Upper Burtuk, Kabi Lungchuk (BL), Djongu (BL) and Lachen Mangan (BL).

Yoksam-Tashiding, Yangthang, Maneybung-Dentam, Gyalshing-Barnyak, Rinchenpong, Daramdin and Soreong-Chakung constituencies are in West Sikkim district. Salghari-Zoom is partly in West Sikkim and partly in South Sikkim district. Barfung, Poklok-Kamrang, Namchi-Singhithang, Melli, Namthang-Rateypani, Temi-Namphing and Rangang-Yangang are in South Sikkim district. Tumen-Lingi is partly in South Sikkim district and partly in East Sikkim district. Khamdong-Singtam, West Pendam, Rhenock, Chujachen, Gnathang-Machong, Namcheybung, Shyari, Martam-Rumtek, Upper Tadong, Arithang, Gangtok and Upper Burtuk constituencies are in East Sikkim district. Kabi Lungchuk, Djongu and Lachen Mangan are in North Sikkim district.[15]

Salghari-Zoom and West Pendam constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates. Yoksam-Tashiding, Rinchenpong, Daramdin, Barfung, Tumen-Lingi, Gnathang-Machong, Shyari, Martam-Rumtek, Gangtok, Kabi Lungchuk, Djongu and Lachen Mangan are reserved for Sikkimese candidates of Bhutia-Lepcha origin (BL).[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency wise Turnout for General Election - 2014". ECI. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c "Press Note, Delimitation Commission". Assembly Constituencies in Sikkim. Delimitation Commission. 2006-09-04. Retrieved 2008-12-16.