Sikkim Legislative Assembly

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Legislative Assembly of Sikkim (India)
7th Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
Kedar Nath Rai, SDF
since 27 May, 2014
Deputy Speaker
Sonam Gyatso Lepcha, SDF
since 27 May, 2014
Chief Minister
Pawan ChamlingSDF
since 1994
Leader of Opposition
Prem Singh Tamang, SKM
since 2014
Structure
Seats 32
Political groups

     SDF (22)

     SKM (10)
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
April, 2014
Meeting place
Sikkim legislative Assembly.jpg
The Sikkim State Assembly
Website
Sikkim Assembly

The Sikkim Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of Sikkim state in north-eastern India. The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Gangtok, the capital of the state.

History[edit]

As of 2014, the assembly has been constituted seven times.

Structure[edit]

Map of constituencies of Sikkim Vidhansabha

There are 32 members in a legislative assembly. There are two seats reserved for scheduled castes (SC), 12 for scheduled tribes (BL) out of 32 seats. These scheduled tribes include ethnic tribes such as Bhutia, Lepcha, Sherpa and Yonzon communities as specified during the merger of the kingdom of sikkim (monarchy) into India making it the 22nd state of the Indian republic in 1975, setting up a democracy within the state. One Sangha seat is reserved for 2900 monks of over 100 monasteries.[1][2]

Constituencies and current members[edit]

The seventh assembly was elected in 2014. The current members of legislative assembly are listed below:[3][4][5][6]

No. Constituency Member Party
1 Yoksam- Tashiding (BL) Sonam Dadul Bhutia SDF
2 Yangthang Chandra Maya Limboo (Subba) SDF
3 Maneybong Dentam Narendra Kumar Subba SDF
4 Gyalshing Barnyak Sher Bahadur Subedi SDF
5 Rinchenpong Karma Sonam Lepcha SDF
6 Daramdin Danorbu Sherpa SDF
7 Soreng Chakung Ram Bahadur Limboo (Subba) SDF
8 Salghari Zoom (SC) Arjun Kumar Ghatani SDF
9 Barfung (BL) Dorjee Dazom Bhutia SDF
10 Poklok Kamrang Kedar Nath Rai SDF
11 Namchi Singhithang Pawan Chamling SDF
12 Melli Tulshi Devi Rai SDF
13 Namthang Rateypani Tilu Gurung SDF
14 Temi Namphing Garjaman Gurung SDF
15 Rangang Yangang Pawan Chamling SDF
16 Tumin Lingee (BL) Ugen T Gyatso Bhutia SDF
17 Khamdong Singtam Som Nath Poudyal SDF
18 West Pendam (SC) Gopal Baraily SKM
19 Rhenok Hemendra Adhikari SKM
20 Chujachen Bikram Pradhan SDF
21 Gnathang Machong (BL) Dorjee Tsh. Lepcha SDF
22 Namchwybong Bek Bahadur Rai SDF
23 Shyari (BL) Kunga Nima Lepchs SKM
24 Martam Rumtek (BL) Mechung Bhutia SKM
25 Upper Tadong Timothy William Basnett SKM
26 Arithang Shyam Pradhan SKM
27 Gangtok (BL) Pintso Chopel SKM
28 Upper Burtuk Prem Singh Tamang SKM
29 Kabi Lungchuk (BL) Ugen Nedup Bhutia SKM
30 Djongu (BL) Sonam Gyatso Lepcha SDF
31 Lachen Mangan (BL) Tshering Wangdi Lepcha SDF
32 Sangha Sonam Lama SKM

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sikkim Legislative Assembly
  2. ^ "Sikkim Assembly polls LIVE: Pawan Chamling's fate hangs in balance as voting begins". Zee news. April 12, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sikkim Result Status". ECI. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2014-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Sikkim Result Status". ECI. p. 2. Archived from the original on 2014-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Sikkim Result Status". ECI. p. 3. Archived from the original on 2014-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Sikkim Result Status". ECI. p. 4. Archived from the original on 2014-05-16. 

External links[edit]


The government of sikkim in power at present is Sikkim Democratic Front of which Dr Pawan Kumar chamling is president and has been in power sin 1994 till date he is the also the leader of the house in the constituent Assembly.