Sikkim | SDF announces final list of candidates for upcoming election

Sikkim | SDF announces final list of candidates for upcoming election

GANGTOK | March 24, 2019:

On Friday, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party had announced candidates for the remaining 14 Assembly seat and the Lok Sabha seat.

The announcement of the candidature faced mixed reaction as some of the candidates were disappointed with the selection.

While addressing the media, party spokesperson and MP, P.D. Rai said that there will always be factions who want a particular candidate to be selected and such dissatisfaction are bound to happen.

He added that in every election such dissatisfaction are being expressed by supporters but every time such situations have been solved. This is an internal issue within the party and a minor issue which will be solved.

Regarding D.T. Lepcha being nominated to contest from two constituencies, SDF spokesperson Bhim Dahal said it was an electoral strategy of the front.

He said, "D.T. Lepcha was formerly also a very strong elected representative from Sang-Martam area with a lot of people demanding his candidature from the constituency. There were many probable candidates from the constituency and all of them extended their support to DT Lepcha to lead the charge".

Meanwhile, in the SDF Bhawan, the dissatisfied supporters shouted slogans and some supporters expressed their anger by breaking window glasses.

The names for the upcoming elections include:

Sangha: Tshering Lama

Yangthang: D.B. Subba

Soreng-Chakung: Sancha Raj Subba

Barfung: Tashi Thendup Bhutia

Khamdong-Singtam: G.M. Gurung

West Pendam: Gopal Baraily

Rhenock: Hemendra Adhikari

Chujachen: K.B. Rai

Shyari: Karma Ongdi Bhutia

Martam-Rumtek: D.T. Lepcha

Arithang: Shyam Pradhan

Upper Burtuk: D.R. Thapa

Kabi-Lungchuk: Ugen Nedup Bhutia

Lachen-Mangan: Tshering Wangdi Lepcha

Source: Sikkim Express

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