Top Politicians of Sikkim
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Here are some top political leaders of Sikkim –
1. Prem Singh Tamang
Also famous as PS Golay, Prem Singh Tamang is one of the most famous politicians of Sikkim and is the founder of the largest opposition party of Sikkim known as Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) established in the year 2014 and has won 10 seats out of 32 seats in the Sikkim State legislative assembly in the same year. He joined politics because of his interest in social work and is successfully leading the SKM party as the president.
2. Prem Das Rai
Prem Das Rai is one of the most prominent and active politicians in Sikkim of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party. Apart from being a politician he is an Educationist, Consultant and Businessperson by profession and is MP from the Sikkim constituency and currently serves as a Chair for Steering Committee on Anti-Drugs and was also the General Secretary for SDF Party. He pays attention to the overall development of Sikkim in every field.
3. Pawan Chamling
Pawan Chamling is a famous politician of Sikkim who is the founder president of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party and currently serving as the 5th Chief Minister of Sikkim ruling successfully 5 times as the Chief Minister and is the longest-serving Chief Minister in all over the country. He has also served as Minister of Industries before finding SDF Party.
4. Biraj Adhikari
Biraj Adhikari is one of the famous politicians of Sikkim who served as the General Secretary of Sikkim branch of Indian National Congress known as Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee (SPCC) and was the member of SPCC till 2006. After having issues the leadership of Bhandari, Adhikari left SPCC and joined Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad (SHRP) as the spokesperson and then left SHRP and established Sikkim National People’s Party (SNPP) in 10th October 2008. This prominent social worker and politician represented Rhenock constituency as a candidate of HSP.
5. Delay Namgyal Barfungpa
Delay Namgyal Barfungpa is a famous politician of Sikkim born in the year 1965 and is currently the president of Sikkim National People’s Party and represented the Rumtek constituency and currently representing the Gangtok constituency. Due to SNPP was not listed by Election Commission of India (ECI ), he has contested for the elections as an independent candidate and is the candidate with the second-highest declared assets candidate in Sikkim Legislative Assembly Election.
6. Nar Bahadur Bhandari
Nar Bahadur Bhandari was born on 5th October 1940 and served as the 2nd Chief Minister of Sikkim served from 18th October 1979 to 11th May 1984 and was the founding leader of Sikkim Sangram Parishad Party. Also known as the architect of modern Sikkim, Bhandari also served as the president of Bharatiya Nepali Bhasha Parisangh until his death and has played a major role in including the Nepali language in 8th Schedule of Constitution of India.
7. Lal Bahadur Basnet
Lal Bahadur Basnet was born in 17th December 1926 in Sikkim and later left the state for his basic education and later joined Indian Army and later was court-martialed because of his open letter to his superiors about their corrupt practices. After leaving Army, he joined Sikkim National Congress and later left and founded the Sikkim Janata Party in the year 1969 and was elected as the Deputy Speaker of Sikkim Legislative Assembly after winning the election of the year 1979.
8. Athup Lepcha
Athup Lepcha is a political leader from Sikkim, he is the president of “Affected Citizens of Teesta” and is the vice president of Hamro Sikkim Party. In 1979, he stood as a candidate from Djongu Constituency and he beat Kazi Lhendup Dorjee, honourable Chief Minister of Sikkim. He was appointed as State Minister for Forest and Environment. In 1984 he was one of the leaders of anti-Bhandari. In 1985 he stood up as a candidate of Indian National Congress but lost by Sonam Choda Lepcha.
9. Kazi Lhendup Dorjee
Kazi Lhendup Dorjee also known with the name of Kazi Lhendup Dorji Khangsarpa, was the first Chief Minister of Sikkim. He continues his term of work as Chief Minister from 1975 to 1979. He was born on 11 October 1904 at Pakyong, Sikkim.
He started his political career with Sikkim National Congress before 1975, after 1975 the name of the party changed, as Indian National Congress
10. N. B. Khatiwada
Nar Bahadur Khatiwada is a politician from Sikkim who won the Assembly election in 1974 from Denmark Constituency. In 1979 he won the Temi – Tarku seat from Legislative Assembly election of Sikkim. After 1989 he contested the seat of Temi – Tarku as the candidate of Indian National Congress Party. In 1999 he contested the Lok Sabha Election from the seat of Darjeeling as the candidate of Indian National Congress and finished in the second number with 24% of votes. After again he contested the Lok Sabha Election in 2014 from the seat of Sikkim as the candidate of Bhartiya Janta Party. He is emerging as a big contender and also establishing the base of the party with making allies with other parties.
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