Sikkim Legislative Assembly

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Sikkim Legislative Assembly
7th Legislative Assembly of Sikkim
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
Speaker
Kedar Nath Rai, SDF
since 27 May 2014
Deputy Speaker
Sonam Gyatso Lepcha, SDF
since 27 May 2014
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Pawan Kumar Chamling, SDF
since 12 December 1994
Leader of the Opposition
Vacant
(after disqualification of Prem Singh Tamang)
Structure
Seats32
7th Legislative Assembly of Sikkim.svg
Political groups
Government (23)
  •      SDF (23)

Opposition (9)

  •      SKM (9)
Elections
First past the post
Last election
12 April 2014
Meeting place
Sikkim legislative Assembly.jpg
Sikkim Legislative Assembly, Gangtok, Sikkim, India
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]

The 1979 assembly election saw Nar Bahadur Bhandari elected Chief Minister of Sikkim. Bhandhari held on to win again in 1984 and 1989. In 1994, Assembly politician Pawan Kumar Chamling became the Chief Minister of Sikkim. In 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 Chamling consolidated his position to sweep the polls.

Structure[edit]

Map of constituencies of Sikkim Vidhansabha

There are 32 members in a legislative assembly. There are 2 seats reserved for scheduled castes (SC), 12 for scheduled tribes (ST) out of 32 seats. These scheduled tribes include ethnic tribes such as Bhutia, Lepcha, Sherpa 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]

No. Constituency Member Party
1 Yoksam–Tashiding (BL) Sonam Dadul Bhutia SDF
2 Yangthang Chandra Maya Limbu (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 Limbu (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 Kumar Chamling SDF
12 Melli Tulshi Devi Rai SDF
13 Namthang Rateypani Tilu Gurung SDF
14 Temi Namphing Garjaman Gurung SDF
15 Rangang Yangang Rup Narayan Chamling SDF
16 Tumin Lingee (BL) Ugyen Tshering Gyatso Bhutia SDF
17 Khamdong Singtam Som Nath Poudyal SDF
18 West Pendam (SC) Gopal Baraily SDF
19 Rhenock Hemendra Adhikari SDF
20 Chujachen Bikram Pradhan SDF
21 Gnathang Machong (BL) Dorjee Tshering Lepcha SDF
22 Namchwybong Bek Bahadur Rai SDF
23 Shyari (BL) Kunga Nima Lepcha SKM
24 Martam Rumtek (BL) Mechung Bhutia SDF
25 Upper Tadong Timothy William Basnett SDF
26 Arithang Shyam Pradhan SDF
27 Gangtok (BL) Pintso Chopel SDF
28 Upper Burtuk Prem Singh Tamang SKM
28 Upper Burtuk (bypoll in 2017)[4] D. R. Thapa SDF
29 Kabi Lungchuk (BL) Ugyen Nedup Bhutia SDF
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 to 4. Archived from the original on 2014-05-16.
  4. ^ "Upper Burtuk bypoll election result". www.india.com.

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