Sikkim (Lok Sabha constituency)

Sikkim Lok Sabha constituency is a Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) constituency which covers the entire area of the state of Sikkim.

Sikkim (Lok Sabha constituency)
Lok Sabha Constituency
India Sikkim locator map.svg
Location of Sikkim in India
IncumbentIndra Hang Subba
Parliamentary PartySikkim Krantikari Morcha
Elected Year2019
Constituency Details
Established1977–present
ReservationN/A
StateSikkim
Total Electors370,611[1]
Assembly Constituencies32: Yoksam–Tashiding (BL), Yangthang, Maneybong Dentam, Gyalshing-Barnyak, Rinchenpong (BL), Daramdin (BL), Soreng-Chakung, Salghari-Zoom (SC), Barfung (BL), Poklok-Kamrang, Namchi-Singhithang, Melli, Namthang-Rateypani, Temi-Namphing, Rangang-Yangang, Tumin Lingee (BL), Khamdong-Singtam, West Pendam (SC), Rhenock, Chujachen, Gnathang-Machong (BL), Namchaybong, Shyari (BL), Martam-Rumtek (BL), Upper Tadong, Arithang, Gangtok (BL), Upper Burtuk, Kabi Lungchok (BL), Djongu (BL), Lachen-Mangan (BL), and Sangha[2]

Coordinates: 27°20′N 88°37′E / 27.33°N 88.62°E / 27.33; 88.62

Sikkim participated in its first general elections in 1977 after joining the Union in 1975. Its first member of parliament (MP) was Chatra Bahadur Chhetri of the Indian National Congress who was elected unopposed. The current MP is Indra Hang Subba, who has represented the constituency since 2019. His term is expected to end in May 2024.

Assembly SegmentsEdit

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/BL/None) District MLA Party Party Leading
(in 2019)
1 Yoksam-Tashiding BL West Sikkim Sangay Lepcha SKM SKM
2 Yangthang None Bhim Hang Limboo SKM SKM
3 Maneybong Dentam None Narendra Kumar Subba BJP SDF
4 Gyalshing-Barnyak None Lok Nath Sharma SKM SKM
5 Rinchenpong BL Karma Sonam Lepcha BJP SDF
6 Daramdin BL Mingma Narbu Sherpa SKM SKM
7 Soreng-Chakung None Aditya Tamang SKM SKM
8 Salghari-Zoom SC West Sikkim & South Sikkim Sunita Gajmer SKM SKM
9 Barfung BL South Sikkim Tashi Thendup Bhutia BJP SDF
10 Poklok-Kamrang None Prem Singh Tamang SKM SDF
11 Namchi-Singhithang None Pawan Kumar Chamling SDF SKM
12 Melli None Farwanti Tamang BJP SDF
13 Namthang-Rateypani None Sanjit Kharel SKM SKM
14 Temi-Namphing None Bedu Singh Panth SKM SKM
15 Rangang-Yangang None Raj Kumari Thapa BJP SDF
16 Tumin Lingee BL East Sikkim and South Sikkim Ugyen Tshering Gyatso Bhutia BJP SDF
17 Khamdong-Singtam None East Sikkim Mani Kumar Sharma SKM SKM
18 West Pendam SC Lall Bahadur Das SKM SKM
19 Rhenock None Bishnu Kumar Sharma SKM SKM
20 Chujachen None Krishna Bahadur Rai BJP SDF
21 Gnathang-Machong BL Dorjee Tshering Lepcha BJP SDF
22 Namchaybong None Em Prasad Sharma SKM SDF
23 Shyari BL Kunga Nima Lepcha SKM SKM
24 Martam-Rumtek BL Sonam Venchungpa BJP SKM
25 Upper Tadong None Gay Tshering Dhungel SKM SKM
26 Arithang None Arun Kumar Upreti SKM SKM
27 Gangtok BL Yong Tshering Lepcha BJP SKM
28 Upper Burtuk None Dilli Ram Thapa BJP SKM
29 Kabi Lungchok BL North Sikkim district and East Sikkim Karma Loday Bhutia SKM SKM
30 Djongu BL North Sikkim Pintso Namgyal Lepcha BJP SDF
31 Lachen-Mangan BL Samdup Lepcha SKM SKM

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1977 Chhatra Bahadur Chhetri[3] Indian National Congress
1980 Pahal Man Subba[4] Sikkim Janata Parishad
1984 Nar Bahadur Bhandari[5] Independent
1985 Dil Kumari Bhandari Sikkim Sangram Parishad
1989 Nandu Thapa[6]
1991 Dil Kumari Bhandari[7]
1996 Bhim Prasad Dahal[8][9][10] Sikkim Democratic Front
1998
1999
2004 Nakul Das Rai[11]
2009 Prem Das Rai[12][13]
2014
2019 Indra Hang Subba Sikkim Krantikari Morcha

Election resultsEdit

20th centuryEdit

General election 1977Edit

In the first election after Sikkim joined the Union, Indian National Congress candidate, Chhatra Bahadur Chhetri was elected unopposed.[3][14][15]

General election 1980Edit

General Election, 1980: Sikkim[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sikkim Janata Parishad Pahal Man Subba 31,750 61.65 N/A
Sikkim Congress (R) R. C. Paudyal 11,632 22.59 N/A
Sikkim Prajatantra Congress Indra Bahudar Rai 5,125 9.95 N/A
Independent Ram Prasad Sharma 1,073 2.08 N/A
INC(U) Kharananda Adhikari 943 1.83 N/A
Independent Ashok Kumar Subba 801 1.56 N/A
Independent Damber Kumari Pradhan 179 0.35 N/A
Majority 20,118 39.06 N/A
Turnout 52,895 44.74 N/A

General election 1984Edit

General Election, 1984: Sikkim[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nar Bahadur Bhandari 56,614 68.50 N/A
INC Pahal Man Subba 21,327 25.81 N/A
Independent Bishnu Kumar Rai 1,717 2.08 N/A
Independent Lal Bhadur Basnet 936 1.13 N/A
CPI Bhim Bahadur Mishra 843 1.02 N/A
JP Ashok Kumar Subba 604 0.73 N/A
Independent Phur Tshering Lepcha 495 0.60 N/A
Independent Baldeoram Harijan 110 0.13 N/A
Majority 35,287 42.69 +3.63
Turnout 86,024 57.64 +12.90
Independent gain from SJP Swing

General election 1989Edit

General Election, 1989: Sikkim[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SSP Nandu Thapa 91,608 68.52 N/A
INC Dil Kumari Bhandari 28,822 21.56 -4.25
Rising Sun Party Ram Chandra Poudyal 12,858 9.62 N/A
Independent Sonam Topgyal Gensapa 411 0.31 N/A
Majority 62,786 46.96 +4.27
Turnout 138,698 72.01 +14.37
SSP gain from Independent Swing

General election 1991Edit

General Election, 1991: Sikkim[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SSP Dil Kumari Bhandari 103,970 90.12 +31.60
Independent Phur Tshering Lepcha 3,759 3.26 N/A
CPI (M) Dukanath Nepal 3,372 2.92 N/A
Independent Bharat Basnet 2,688 2.33 N/A
Independent Kharga Bhaadur Subba 867 0.75 N/A
Independent Mandadara Sharma 536 0.46 N/A
Independent Yognidhi Bhandari 181 0.16 N/A
Majority 100,211 86.86 +39.90
Turnout 118,502 58.75 -13.26
SSP hold Swing

General election 1996Edit

General Election, 1996: Sikkim[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Bhim Prasad Dahal 124,218 72.15 N/A
SSP Nar Bahadur Bhandari 42,175 24.50 -65.62
Independent Nandalal Gurung 4,263 2.48 N/A
Independent Dhan Bahadur Tamang 436 0.25 N/A
Independent Krishna Chandra Pradhan 421 0.24 N/A
Independent Nabin Chandra Subba 410 0.24 N/A
Independent Bhagwan Prasad 251 0.15 N/A
Majority 82,043 47.65 -39.21
Turnout 177,440 77.43 +18.68
SDF gain from SSP Swing

General election 1998Edit

General Election, 1998: Sikkim[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Bhim Prasad Dahal 102,440 65.72 -6.43
INC Sanchaman Subba 51,611 33.11 N/A
Independent Om Prakash Bhandari 1,820 1.17 N/A
Majority 50,829 32.61 +15.04
Turnout 158,787 67.14 -10.29
SDF hold Swing

General election 1999Edit

General Election, 1999: Sikkim[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Bhim Prasad Dahal 107,828 52.56 -13.16
SSP Satish Chandra Rai 86,466 42.15 N/A
INC Somnath Poudyal 9,762 4.76 -28.35
Independent Youaraj Rai 1,077 0.53 N/A
Majority 21,362 10.41 -22.20
Turnout 208,670 81.71 +14.57
SDF hold Swing

21st centuryEdit

General election 2004Edit

General Election, 2004: Sikkim[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Nakul Das Rai 153,409 69.84 +17.28
INC Biraj Adhikari 60,258 27.43 +22.67
SSP Rajendra P. D. Uprety 3,216 1.46 -40.69
SHRP Tara Kumar Pradhan 2,765 1.26 +N/A
Majority 93,151 42.41 +32.00
Turnout 219,648 77.95 -3.76
SDF hold Swing

General election 2009Edit

General Election, 2009: Sikkim[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Prem Das Rai 159,351 63.30 -6.54
INC Kharananda Upreti 74,483 29.59 +2.16
SHRP Tara KR. Pradhan 4,639 1.84 +0.58
BJP Padam Br. Chettri 4,458 1.77 N/A
Independent Atri Ram Chandra Poudyal 3687 1.46 N/A
Sikkim Jan-Ekta Bhim Subba 2849 1.13 N/A
Sikkim Gorkha Prajatantrik Nar Bahadur Khatiwada 2284 0.91 N/A
Majority 84,868 33.71 –8.70
Turnout 251,751 81.00 +3.05
SDF hold Swing

General election 2014Edit

General Election, 2014: Sikkim[1][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDF Prem Das Rai 163,698 52.98 -10.32
SKM Tek Nath Dhakal 121,956 39.47 N/A
BJP Nar Bahadur Khatiwada 7,279 2.36 +0.59
INC Akar Dhoj Limbu 7,189 2.33 -27.26
NOTA None of the above 4,332 1.40 N/A
AAP Kaushal Rai 2,541 0.82 N/A
AITC Nakul Das Rai 1,972 0.64 N/A
Majority 41,742 13.51 -20.20
Turnout 308,967 83.37 +2.37
SDF hold Swing

General election 2019Edit

General Election, 2019: Sikkim[16][17][18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SKM Indra Hang Subba 166,922 47.23
SDF Dek Bahadur Katwal 154,489 43.71
BJP Laten Tshering Sherpa 16,572 4.69
Majority 12,433
Turnout 353,415 81.41
SKM gain from SDF Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency wise Turnout for General Election – 2014". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Assembly Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer of Sikkim. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1977 to the Sixth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 175. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1980 to the Seventh Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 204. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1984 to the Eighth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 201. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1989 to the Ninth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 244. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1991 to the Tenth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 258. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1996 to the Eleventh Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 385. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1998 to the Twelfth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 233. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1999 to the Thirteenth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 224. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the Fourteenth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 281. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 122. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Election Trivia – Why no election was held in Sikkim before 1977?". Indiavotes. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  15. ^ "The explainer: Uncontested elections". Livemint. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  16. ^ "In the first-phase: Polls in 91 LS seats; Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha to also see assembly polls". 10 April 2019 – via The Economic Times.
  17. ^ "Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2019 voting Updates: Voter turnout at 62% in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh registers 54% polling till 3 pm". Firstpost. 11 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Lok Sabha Election 2019: Sikkim votes today; SDF to take on Congress, BJP for 1 seat". BusinessToday. 11 April 2019.
  19. ^ Final voter turnout of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, The Election Commission of India (20 April 2019, updated 4 May 2019)

External linksEdit