Sikkim Krantikari Morcha

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Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (S.K.M)
Chairperson Prem Singh Tamang
Founder Prem Singh Tamang
Founded 4 February 2013
Headquarters Gangtok, Sikkim
Ideology Democratic socialism
Colours Red
ECI Status Registered Party[1]
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 545
[2](currently 533 members + 1 Speaker)
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Sikkim Legislative Assembly
10 / 32
Website
sikkimkrantikarimorcha.in

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) (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. Bharati Sharma was elected the Working 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 Pawan Kumar Chamling who is the President of SDF and the chief minister of Sikkim.[3]

In September 2013 P.S. Golay formally seceded from SDF, and became the Party President of SKM.[4][5]

In 2017, SKM elected MLA Kunga Nima Lepcha as Acting President of the party and Similarly MP Subba and Navin Karki as Working President. Party also appointed Arun Upreti as Secretary General of the party.

2014 assembly election[edit]

SKM contested assembly election from all 32 constituencies which were held on April 12, 2014.[6] SKM won 10 seats and became the second large party and opposition in Sikkim Legislative Assembly. They secured 40.8% votes in election. The former Chief Minister of Sikkim Nar Bahadur Bhandari gave his unconditional support to SKM party withdrawing his party Sikkim Sangram Parishad for participation in elections, 2014 and played active role during campaigning phase of SKM party. Likely Former Chief Minister of Sikkim B. B. Gurung shown his support to SKM party, resigning from ruling SDF party.[7][8]

For the by-poll of Sikkim Legislative Assembly which were held September 13, 2014, SKM established the alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and supported Bikash Basnet who was a candidate of BJP.[9]

Frontal Organisation[edit]

  • Sikkim Krantikari Krishak Morcha
  • 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

SKM Members of Sikkim State Legislative Assembly elected in 2014[edit]

  • P.S. Golay (Burtuk Constituency)
  • Kunga Nima Lepcha (Syari Constituency)
  • Hemendra Adhikari (Rhenock Constituency)
  • Pintsho Chopel Lepcha (Gangtok Constituency)
  • Gopal Baraily (West Pandam Constituency)
  • Dr. Mechung Bhutia (Martam-Rumtek Constituency)
  • Sonam Kelyon Lama (Sangha Seat)
  • Ugen Nedup Bhutia (Kabi-Lingchok Constituency)
  • T.W. Basnett (Tadong Constituency)
  • Shyam Pradhan (Arithang Constituency)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Members: Lok Sabha". loksabha.nic.in. Lok Sabha Secretariat. Retrieved 18 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Himalayan Mirror, February 5, 2013, p.1. (pdf)
  4. ^ Golay says bye to SDF, finallyThe Telegraph, September 4, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "Why Sikkim is more excited about assembly polls than Lok Sabha elections | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  6. ^ "Why Sikkim is more excited about assembly polls than Lok Sabha elections?". DNA. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  7. ^ SDF sweeps Sikkim pollsBusiness Standard, May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  8. ^ "Partywise assembly election result status". ECI. Archived from the original on 2014-05-16. 
  9. ^ 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.