Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad

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Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad (translation: Sikkim Himalayan State Association), a political party in the Indian state of Sikkim. The party president is Dr. A.D. Subba.[1] Tara Shrestha is the general secretary of the party.[2]

In February 2004 SHRP together with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress, Organization of Sikkimese Unity (OSU), Nepali Bhutia Lepcha (NEBULA) and National Liberation Front (unclear whether this refers to Sikkim National Liberation Front, Gorkha National Liberation Front or the same organization as NEBULA) founded Sikkim United Democratic Alliance as a joint political front.[3]

In the 2004 parliamentary election SHRP contested the sole Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim. The party candidate, Tara Kumar Pradhan, came fourth with 2765 votes (1.26%).[4]

In 2008, the party spoke out against a proposal to merge Sikkim with Darjeeling.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], [2]
  2. ^ a b Nepalnews.com, news from Nepal as it happens
  3. ^ http://www.commission-refugies.fr/IMG/pdf/Inde.pdf
  4. ^ General Elections 2004 - Constituency wise detail for 1-Sikkim Constituency of SIKKIM