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Sikkim Democratic Front

Sikkim Democratic Front is a regional political party in the state of Sikkim, India.

Party has dominance in north-eastern state of Sikkim in India. The party was established by Pawan Kumar Chamling in 1993. It has ruled the state since 1994 with Pawan Kumar Chamling as the chief minister. The party marked its position by sweeping the 1999 and 2004 state elections.

It won 31 of the 32 assembly seats in the 2004 election. In the 2009 assembly election, the party grabbed all 32 seats. It also retained the lone Lok Sabha seat. The Election Symbol of this political party is umbrella. .....
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Sikkim Democratic Front News

BJP's first list has 16 candidates from NE states

Posted On : Mar 21,2019,    10:04 pm
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released the first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, which includes names for 16 constituencies in the North-East. View More..

Chamling starts campaign for 6th term as Sikkim CM

Posted On : Mar 17,2019,    2:46 pm
Gangtok, March 17 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, seeking his sixth straight term, has launched his campaign. He boarded a taxi from here to Namchi in solidarity with the drivers' fraternity highlighting their role as "ambassadors" of the state. View More..

Sikkimese youth endorse many government policies, seek more opportunities

Posted On : Mar 16,2019,    8:44 pm
Gangtok, March 16 (IANS) Sikkim's youths, who will form a significant demographic in the upcoming elections, are happy with certain progressive policies of the government of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling but want more youth-centric policies to open up more jobs and opportunities for them. View More..

Chamling kicks off election campaign in Sikkim

Posted On : Mar 16,2019,    8:26 pm
Gangtok, March 16 (IANS) Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) President Pawan Chamling, the country's longest-serving Chief Minister, kicked off poll campaign here on Saturday with a brief rally and a declaration that the people of the state should prepare the agenda of the government and the same will be implemented within 100 days of formation of the new government. View More..

BJP's do-or-die battle against Congress in Northeast (Dangal 2019)

Posted On : Mar 12,2019,    11:30 am
Agartala/Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party has embarked on a do-or-die battle to win as many of the 25 Lok Sabha seats as it can in eight northeastern states. For its part, the Congress party has set off a determined attempt to regain its lost ground in the region. View More..

Polls for Andhra, Arunachal, Sikkim & Odisha Assemblies with LS elections

Posted On : Mar 10,2019,    8:54 pm
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Elections for Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha Assemblies will be held along with the Lok Sabha polls, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced, here on Sunday. View More..

Sikkim's developmental success story due to administrative decentralisation (Comment)

Posted On : Mar 10,2019,    2:12 pm
'I identify with the humble village huts; I identify with the sweat and blood of the oppressed,' said Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling. During the last 25 years our government, led by Chamling, has been successful in eradicating poverty from the state. When we talk of poverty, we speak not just of income and wealth, or the lack of material possessions. The definition is much wider, extended to non-material aspects of human well-being. View More..

Will give clean government, people believe my party: Bhaichung Bhutia (IANS Interview)

Posted On : Mar 09,2019,    12:28 pm
Gangtok, March 9 (IANS) Unfazed by recent desertions from his fledgling party, football icon-turned-politician Bhaichung Bhutia exudes confidence that the Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) would give a "new" and "clean" government if voted to power in the Himalayan state. View More..

Sikkim won't politicise religion, nor have dynastic politics: CM

Posted On : Mar 05,2019,    12:52 pm
Namchi (Sikkim), March 5 (IANS) Sikkim's five-term Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has said his state will never politicise religion, nor will it indulge in dynastic politics, in effect distancing it from both the BJP and the Congress for the upcoming assembly and parliamentary elections. View More..

Will make Sikkim a carbon neutral state: CM Pawan Chamling

Posted On : Feb 17,2019,    8:46 pm
Gangtok, Feb 17 (IANS) Terming Sikkim as one of the "cleanest and greenest" states in the country, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Sunday said if he is returned to power, his government will strive to make the state carbon neutral. View More..

SDF launches digital campaign, targets first-time voters

Posted On : Feb 06,2019,    2:48 pm
Gangtok, Feb 6 (IANS) The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), which has been in power since 1994, has launched a new digital campaign targeting first-time voters and urging them to vote for Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. View More..

Sikkim MP submits long pending demands to PM

Posted On : Feb 01,2019,    2:06 pm
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The lone Member of the Lok Sabha from Sikkim P.D. Rai has submitted a series of long pending demands of his state to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) here. View More..

Sikkim Police safest, says CM

Posted On : Jan 11,2019,    6:28 pm
Gangtok, Jan 11 ((IANS) There has been no communal incident in Sikkim in the 25-year rule of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government, according to Chief Minister Pawan Chamlilng. View More..

Upper caste reservation welcome, but there is political motive: Sikkim MP

Posted On : Jan 11,2019,    8:28 am
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) While welcoming the decision to ensure 10 per cent reservation in jobs to economically backward sections in the general category, the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Friday expressed doubts over its proper implementation, saying there was a "political motive". View More..

Why Sikkim is bucking BJP's northeast ambitions (Comment)

Posted On : Jan 03,2019,    2:46 pm
The BJP has made a valiant attempt to project a 'win in the face of electoral defeat in the Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh assembly polls. The proclaimed 'victory' lay in it finally delivering a "Congress-mukt" (Congress-free) northeast, the BJPs much trumpeted agenda after its 2014 triumph. As Mizoram rejected the Congress, the Grand Old Party, which had held sway in the region for decades, was left with no government in any of the eight northeastern states. View More..

Sikkim performed better than other states despite low funds flow from Centre: CM

Posted On : Dec 29,2018,    4:00 pm
Gangtok, Dec 29 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said his government has performed "far better" than most other states despite "low" funds flow from the Centre. View More..

Parliament's non-functioning affecting smaller parties: Sikkim MP

Posted On : Dec 26,2018,    12:38 pm
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Sikkim's sole MP P.D. Rai says the continuing non-functioning of Parliament is jeopardising the interests of smaller parties like the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and is preventing them from raising important issues concerning their states. View More..

Modi's charisma dipping, BJP's divisiveness creating backlash: Sikkim MP P.D. Rai (IANS Interview) (Lead, Correcting Intro)

Posted On : Dec 25,2018,    1:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) The charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dimmed and it would be highly problematic for the BJP to return to power in 2019 if the grand alliance of the opposition parties takes shape, says Sikkim's sole MP P.D. Rai, whose Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) is a constituent of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). View More..

Modi's charisma dipping, BJP's divisiveness creating backlash: Sikkim MP P.D. Rai (IANS Interview)

Posted On : Dec 25,2018,    12:46 pm
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) The charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dimmed and it would be highly problematic for the BJP to return to power in 2019 if the grand alliance of the opposition parties takes shape, says Sikkim's sole MP P.D. Rai, whose Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) is a constituent of the ruling National Development Alliance (NDA). View More..

Bhaichung Bhutia denigrating Sikkim, has forgotten his roots: P D Rai

Posted On : Dec 06,2018,    5:24 pm
Gangtok, Dec 6 (IANS) Slamming footballer-turned-politician Bhaichung Bhutia for "denigrating" Sikkim and its stable government of 24 plus years, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Thursday asked him to do his "homework" to improve his "understanding of the state" as he has "forgotten his roots after having stayed elsewhere for long". View More..



About Sikkim Democratic Front

   Sikkim Democratic Front History

Sikkim Democratic Front is a regional political party in the state of Sikkim, India. Party has dominance in north-eastern state of Sikkim in India. The party was established by Pawan Kumar Chamling in 1993. It has ruled the state since 1994 with Pawan Kumar Chamling as the chief minister. The party marked its position by sweeping the 1999 and 2004 state elections. It won 31 of the 32 assembly seats in the 2004 election. In the 2009 assembly election, the party grabbed all 32 seats. It also retained the lone Lok Sabha seat. The Election Symbol of this political party is umbrella. Ideology of the party: The party’s main grounds of political work are on the political philosophy of Democratic Socialism, which adheres to the morality of reformist and evolutionary struggles towards collectivism in Sikkim, instead of any radical extremism. With ‘Son of Sikkim Policy’, party struggled for the interests of the Sikkim people in the state by upholding the people’s rights and privileges in the land. The Sikkim Democratic Front is the largest political party in the state of Sikkim that made extreme efforts to equalize the financial and social depravity of the people, to liquefy all internal tensions between the dissimilar ethnic groups in the state and to maintain communal concord between all parts of the society. Party ruled in the state because of disciplined workers and companions who are committed to the well-being of people, their progress and emancipation and make Sikkim new and wealthy. Party has vision that Sikkim must develop in all spheres. Revolutionary keenness, love and unbreakable relationship with the people will change Sikkim into a new and prosperous state.

Prominent leaders of the Sikkim Democratic Front:

There are many dedicated leaders of the Sikkim Democratic Front, who also represent as the national executives of the party. Pawan Kumar Chamling is founder-President of party. He is a social worker, political activist and writer. Chamling is the fifth Chief Minister of Sikkim and is ruling in the state for a successive four terms since 1994. He represents the Poklok Kamran constituency. He has been honoured with numerous awards for his great contribution in political movements and governance in Sikkim such as Greenest Chief Minister of India’ in 1998, ‘Chintan Purashkar’ in 1987, ‘Thekong Ambassador of Peace’ in 2010. Prem Das Rai is leader in Lok Sabha and famous leader of the SDF in the Lok Sabha, representing the Sikkim constituency. He is an eminent Member of Parliament, and the first who has high academic degree of IIT and IIM. He was honoured with the esteemed Eisenhower Fellowship from USA in 2002 for his extraordinary contributions to the enhancement of the fiscal status in Sikkim. Hishey Lachungpa is leader in Rajya Sabha and represents the Sikkim constituency in the Upper House of Parliament.

D.D. Bhutia is vice President of SDF. K.B. Chamling is Vice President of SDF. S.K. Pradhan is general Secretary of party. Smt. Nimthit Lepcha is general Secretary of SDF. D.B. Gurung is General Secretary of SDF. T.N. Sharma is general Secretary of SDF. Bhim Dahal is National Spokesperson cum Press Advisor of SDF. Amar Rai is publicity Secretary of SDF and C.B. Karki is Treasurer of party.

Political contribution of the Party:

As one of the important regional political parties, the Sikkim Democratic Front has made great achievements. Sikkim Democratic Front party has mass organizations such as Youth Front, Women's wing, and student front, labour front, scheduled tribe and caste welfare front to provide support to the different sections of the population in Sikkim. These organizations are highly structured in operations and functions to support the interests of the people. The Sikkim Democratic Front party has been exceptional in maintaining an insurgent-free state of Sikkim at a time when the problems of terrorism and rebellion were at peak in the country. Chamling had a good leadership in party that enabled the people to live in peaceful way and there is no anguish among the public of Sikkim.

The management of the Sikkim Democratic Front party guaranteed that diverse groups of the society in the state will be given justice and enable them to understand their rights and privileges. The SDF made the significant accomplishment of granting the OBC status to all Nepalese in the state. The party also provided the ST status to Limboo and Tamang society at the national level. The SDF opened up the old Silk Route, known as the Nathula Pass. Party has effective policies and it gained membership of the esteemed North-East Council.

Leaders of Sikkim Democratic Front party have basic objectives to follow the Indian constitution and law and to maintain integrity, sovereignty, equality of the nation. It intends to provide the people of Sikkim all benefits provided by government to enhance their level. Party struggles for the enhancement of educationally, socially and economically backward and under developed people. The main target of party is to maintain peace, tranquillity, harmony and satisfaction among all groups of society and bring wealth in the life of people.

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