Sikkim (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Sikkim (Lok Sabha constituency)
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Location of Sikkim in India
Existence 1977–present
Reservation N/A
Current MP Prem Das Rai
Party Sikkim Democratic Front
Elected Year 2014
State Sikkim
Total Electors 370,611[1]
Most Successful Party Sikkim Democratic Front (6 times)
Assembly Constituencies Yoksam-Tashiding (BL), Yangthang, Maneybung-Dentam, Gyalsing-Bernyak, Rinchenpong (BL), Daramdin (BL), Soreong-Chakung, Salghari-Zoom (SC), Barfung (BL), Poklok-Kamrang, Namchi-Singhithang, Melli, Namthang-Rateypani, Timi-Namphing, Rangang-Yangang, Tumen-Lingi (BL), Khamdong-Singtam, West-Pendam (SC), Rhenock, Chujachen, Gnathangmachong (BL), Namcheybung, Shyari (BL), Martam-Rumtek (BL), Upper Tadong, Arithang, Gangtok (BL), Upper Burtuk, Kabi Lungchuk (BL), Djongu (BL), Lachen Mangan (BL), and Sangha [2]

Coordinates: 27°20′N 88°37′E / 27.33°N 88.62°E / 27.33; 88.62 Sikkim Lok Sabha constituency is a Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) constituency which covers the entire area of the state of Sikkim. Sikkim participated in its first general elections in 1977 after joining the Union in 1975. Its first member of parliament (MP) was Chatra Bahadur Chhetri of the Indian National Congress who was elected unopposed. In the next election in 1980, Pahal Man Subba of the Sikkim Janata Parishad party was elected. Subba was defeated in the 1984 election by independent politician, Nar Bahadur Bhandari. The next two elections in 1989 and 1991 were won by Sikkim Sangram Parishad candidates, Nandu Thapa and Dil Kumari Bhandari respectively. The constituency has been represented by a member of the Sikkim Democratic Front party since 1996. Bhim Prasad Dahal was the MP from 1996–2004. Nakul Das Rai won the seat in the 2004 election. The current MP is Prem Das Rai, who has represented the constituency since 2009.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1977 Chhatra Bahadur Chhetri[3] Indian National Congress
1980 Pahal Man Subba[4] Sikkim Janata Parishad
1984 Nar Bahadur Bhandari[5] Independent
1989 Nandu Thapa[6] Sikkim Sangram Parishad
1991 Dil Kumari Bhandari[7] Sikkim Sangram Parishad
1996 Bhim Prasad Dahal[8] Sikkim Democratic Front
1998 Bhim Prasad Dahal[9] Sikkim Democratic Front
1999 Bhim Prasad Dahal[10] Sikkim Democratic Front
2004 Nakul Das Rai[11] Sikkim Democratic Front
2009 Prem Das Rai[12] Sikkim Democratic Front
2014 Prem Das Rai[13] Sikkim Democratic Front

Election results[edit]

General election 1977[edit]

In the first election after Sikkim joined the Union, Indian National Congress candidate, Chhatra Bahadur Chhetri was elected unopposed.[3][14][15]

General election 1980[edit]

General Election, 1980: Sikkim [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sikkim Janata Parishad Pahal Man Subba 31,750 61.65 N/A
Sikkim Congress (R) R. C. Paudyal 11,632 22.59 N/A
Sikkim Prajatantra Congress Indra Bahudar Rai 5,125 9.95 N/A
Independent Ram Prasad Sharma 1,073 2.08 N/A
INC(U) Kharananda Adhikari 943 1.83 N/A
Independent Ashok Kumar Subba 801 1.56 N/A
Independent Damber Kumari Pradhan 179 0.35 N/A
Majority 20,118 39.06 N/A
Turnout 52,895 44.74 N/A

General election 1984[edit]

General Election, 1984: Sikkim[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nar Bahadur Bhandari 56,614 68.50 N/A
INC Pahal Man Subba 21,327 25.81 N/A
Independent Bishnu Kumar Rai 1,717 2.08 N/A
Independent Lal Bhadur Basnet 936 1.13 N/A
CPI Bhim Bahadur Mishra 843 1.02 N/A
Janata Party Ashok Kumar Subba 604 0.73 N/A
Independent Phur Tshering Lepcha 495 0.60 N/A
Independent Baldeoram Harijan 110 0.13 N/A
Majority 35,287 42.69 +3.63
Turnout 86,024 57.64 +12.90
Independent gain from Sikkim Janata Parishad Swing

General election 1989[edit]

General Election, 1989: Sikkim[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sikkim Sangram Parishad Nandu Thapa 91,608 68.52 N/A
INC Dil Kumari Bhandari 28,822 21.56 -4.25
Rising Sun Party Ram Chandra Poudyal 12,858 9.62 N/A
Independent Sonam Topgyal Gensapa 411 0.31 N/A
Majority 62,786 46.96 +4.27
Turnout 138,698 72.01 +14.37
Sikkim Sangram Parishad gain from Independent Swing

General election 1991[edit]

General Election, 1991: Sikkim[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sikkim Sangram Parishad Dil Kumari Bhandari 103,970 90.12 +31.60
Independent Phur Tshering Lepcha 3,759 3.26 N/A
CPI(M) Dukanath Nepal 3,372 2.92 N/A
Independent Bharat Basnet 2,688 2.33 N/A
Independent Kharga Bhaadur Subba 867 0.75 N/A
Independent Mandadara Sharma 536 0.46 N/A
Independent Yognidhi Bhandari 181 0.16 N/A
Majority 100,211 86.86 +39.90
Turnout 118,502 58.75 -13.26
Sikkim Sangram Parishad hold Swing

General election 1996[edit]

General Election, 1996: Sikkim[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Bhim Prasad Dahal 124,218 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
Independent Dhan Bahadur Tamang 436 0.25 N/A
Independent Krishna Chandra Pradhan 421 0.24 N/A
Independent Nabin Chandra Subba 410 0.24 N/A
Independent Bhagwan Prasad 251 0.15 N/A
Majority 82,043 47.65 -39.21
Turnout 177,440 77.43 +18.68
SDF gain from Sikkim Sangram Parishad Swing

General election 1998[edit]

General Election, 1998: Sikkim[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Bhim Prasad Dahal 102,440 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 158,787 67.14 -10.29
SDF hold Swing

General election 1999[edit]

General Election, 1999: Sikkim[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Bhim Prasad Dahal 107,828 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 208,670 81.71 +14.57
SDF hold Swing

General election 2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Sikkim[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Nakul Das Rai 153,409 69.84 +17.28
INC Biraj Adhikari 60,258 27.43 +22.67
Sikkim Sangram Parishad Rajendra P. D. 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 219,648 77.95 -3.76
SDF hold Swing

General election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Sikkim[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Prem Das Rai 159,351 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
Independent Atri Ram Chandra Poudyal 3687 1.46 N/A
Sikkim Jan-Ekta Bhim Subba 2849 1.13 N/A
Sikkim Gorkha Prajatantrik Nar Bahadur Khatiwada 2284 0.91 N/A
Majority 84,868 33.71 –8.70
Turnout 251,751 81.00 +3.05
SDF hold Swing

General election 2014[edit]

General Election, 2014: Sikkim[1][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Prem Das Rai 163,698 52.98 -10.32
SKM Tek Nath Dhakal 121,956 39.47 N/A
BJP Nar Bahadur Khatiwada 7,279 2.36 +0.59
INC Akar Dhoj Limbu 7,189 2.33 -27.26
NOTA None of the above 4,332 1.40 N/A
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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