Updated June 5th, 2024 at 15:35 IST

PS Tamang To Take Oath As Sikkim Chief Minister On June 9

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha supremo Prem Singh Tamang is set to take oath as the chief minister of the state for the second term on June 9.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Prem Singh Tamang stakes claim to form Sikkim Government | Image:PTI
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Gangtok: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha supremo Prem Singh Tamang is set to take oath as the chief minister of the state for the second term on June 9. The swearing-in ceremony of Tamang and his cabinet will be held at Paljor Stadium in the state capital Gangtok.

"The swearing ceremony of the new council of ministers will take place on June 9 at Paljor Stadium as it had happened five years ago," he said.

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A large number of people from various parts of Sikkim as well as SKM cadres are expected to attend the programme, he said.

Tamang, who spearheaded the ruling SKM's landslide victory in the assembly polls and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim, thanked the people for reposing faith in the party yet again.

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SKM won 31 of the 32 assembly seats in the polls which occurred simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections.

Tamang also lauded SKM leaders and its cadres for their dedication and hard work, which "led to the massive electoral victory for the party". The SKM chief further said its MP Indra Hang Subba will be part of the NDA at the Centre.

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Earlier on Tuesday, SKM candidate Indra Hang Subba won the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim, defeating his nearest rival Bharat Basnett of the Citizen Action Party (CAP-Sikkim) by 80,830 votes. The 35-year-old sitting MP polled 1,64,396 votes, while Basnett bagged 83,566.

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Published June 5th, 2024 at 15:04 IST