Sikkim Krantikari Morcha
|Sikkim Krantikari Morcha
सिक्किम क्रान्तिकारी मोर्चा
|Founded||4 February 2013|
|ECI Status||Registered Party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
|Seats in Legislative Assembly|
|Politics of India
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (Nepali: सिक्किम क्रान्तिकारी मोर्चा; translation: Sikkim Revolutionary Front) is a political party in the Indian state of Sikkim. On February 4, 2013, SKM was established at Soreng, a western city of Sikkim. Bharti Sharma was elected the President of SKM who is the first female leader of political party in Sikkim.
Prem Singh Tamang alias P.S. Golay was the Member of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly, was one of the prominent figures of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), and was the Minister in the Government of Sikkim. But since December 2009 he had started to criticize to Pawan Kumar Chamling who is the President of SDF and the chief minister of Sikkim.
In September 2013 P.S. Golay formally seceded from SDF, and became the Party President of SKM.
2014 assembly election
SKM contested assembly election from all 32 constituencies which were held on April 12, 2014. SKM won 10 seats and became the second large party and opposition in Sikkim Legislative Assembly. They secured 40.8% votes in election.
For the by-poll of Sikkim Legilative Assembly which were held September 13, 2014, SKM established the alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and supported Bikash Basnet who is a candidate of BJP.
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- Sikkim Krantikari Nari Morcha
- Sikkim Krantikari Yuva Morcha
- Sikkim Krantikari Shramik Morcha
- Sikkim Krantikari Vidyarthi Morcha
- Sikkim Krantikari Vyapari Morcha
- Sikkim Krantikari Chalak Morcha
- Sikkim Krantikari Avakashprapta Sainik Morcha
- Sikkim Krantikari Avakashprapta Karmachari Morcha
- "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013". India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- Himalayan Mirror, February 5, 2013, p.1. (pdf)
- Golay says bye to SDF, finallyThe Telegraph, September 4, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
- "Why Sikkim is more excited about assembly polls than Lok Sabha elections?". DNA. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- SDF sweeps Sikkim pollsBusiness Standard, May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
- "Partywise assembly election result status". ECI. Archived from the original on 2014-05-16.
- Voting starts for Sikkim assembly seatThe Economic Times, September 13, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014. Basnet was a SKM candidate on the Sikkime Legislative Assembly Election of April 2014.
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