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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

NE states have voted for all 25 LS seats in region

Posted On : Apr 24,2019,    2:04 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) With the conclusion of the third phase of voting in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, polling in all the 25 parliamentary constituencies of the eight Northeastern states have been completed, Election Commission (EC) officials said on Wednesday. View More..

Sikkim records over 74 pc polling

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    11:34 pm
Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) Over 74 per cent votes were cast as polling continued beyond the deadline in Sikkim on Thursday in simultaneous elections for the 32-member state Assembly and the lone Lok Sabha seat. View More..

Sikkim records over 23% polling in 4 hours

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    1:38 pm
Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) Over 23 per cent votes were cast in the first four hours of polling in Sikkim on Thursday, in simultaneous elections for a new 32-member state Legislative Assembly and to pick its only Lok Sabha member. View More..

Sikkim witnesses 15% polling in first 3 hours

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    12:00 pm
Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) Around 15 per cent votes were cast in the first three hours of polling in Sikkim on Thursday in simultaneous eletions for a new 32-member state Legislative Assembly and to pick its only Lok Sabha member. View More..

Chamling seeks sixth term as Sikkim Chief Minister

Posted On : Apr 08,2019,    11:02 pm
Gangtok, April 8 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is seeking a record sixth term in office in the upcoming assembly elections that will largely see a three-way fight between his Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) led by P.S. Golay and the Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) of former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia. View More..

Opposition stirring political violence in Sikkim: SDF

Posted On : Apr 05,2019,    8:30 pm
Gangtok, April 5 (IANS) Sikkim's famed idyll is being scarred by political violence as elections draw near. View More..

Chamling assures jobs to every Sikkimese youth

Posted On : Apr 05,2019,    1:00 pm
Kabi (Sikkim), April 5 (IANS) Pawan Chamling, bidding for an unprecedented sixth term as the Sikkim Chief Minister, has assured youths that those left out in the 'One-Family-One-Job-Scheme' will be covered within 100 days of the formation of his new government. View More..

Sikkim to be first state free of kutcha houses: Chamling

Posted On : Apr 02,2019,    9:34 pm
Rorathang (Sikkim), April 2 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Tuesday promised to complete work related to drinking water and electricity on priority and said the SDF government would make the Himalayan state the first in the country completely free of 'kutcha' (temporary) houses. View More..

Chamling announces 9-point agenda to make Sikkim No 1

Posted On : Mar 31,2019,    9:50 pm
Gangtok, March 31 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Sunday announced a nine-point agenda including a Youth Assembly to make them partners in decision-making, a dedicated day in the Assembly to discuss people's issues and setting up of a Sikkim Dividend Fund for Universal Basic Income. View More..

Sikkim will be first state to implement Universal Basic Income; it's different from Congress' NYAY (Comment)

Posted On : Mar 29,2019,    11:12 am
On January 10, 2019, the SDF party announced in the national media that we would be implementing Universal Basic Income (UBI) in Sikkim by 2022. Following this, there has been an explosion of media coverage on UBI. It received coverage in all national media and even international media, including The Washington Post and The Strait Times. View More..

Sikkim CM Chamling files nomination from two seats

Posted On : Mar 25,2019,    6:00 pm
Namchi (Sikkim), March 25 (IANS) India's longest serving Chief Minister Pawan Chamling filed his nomination from Namchi Singithang and Poklok Kamrang assembly constituencies on Monday for the Sikkim assembly elections. View More..

SDF launches campaign to connect with voters

Posted On : Mar 24,2019,    3:54 pm
Gangtok, March 24 (IANS) The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) has launched the "Ma Pani Chamling" campaign to build an inclusive manifesto, incorporating people's aspirations for the upcoming polls. View More..

Why are national parties shunned in Sikkim? (Dangal 2019)

Posted On : Mar 22,2019,    4:44 pm
Gangtok, March 22 (IANS) Creating political space in Sikkim has become nearly impossible for national parties, with the country's ruling BJP also failing to establish itself politically after its talks with the opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) broke down over acceptance of the local party's key demands. View More..

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..



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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