Sikkim National Party

Sikkim National Party was a political party in the Kingdom of Sikkim, formed in 1950. The Sikkim National Party was in favour of the monarchy and advocated independence for Sikkim. The party was founded to counter the growing influence of the pro-Indian parties Sikkim State Congress and Rajya Praja Sammelan, that had been formed after the independence of India in 1947.

Sikkim National Party
FounderNetuk Lama
Founded1950
Dissolved1977
IdeologyPro-independence for the Kingdom of Sikkim
ColoursOrange
Election symbol
Swastika right-facing.svg

In the last elections for the Sikkim State Council before the fall of the monarchy in 1975, NP only won the seat of Kabi-Tingda (the sole seat not won by Dorjee's unified Congress party).

Electoral historyEdit

Election Seats won Seats +/- Source
1953
6 / 18
[1]
1958
6 / 20
-
1967
5 / 24
 1
1970
8 / 24
 3
1973
9 / 24
 1 [2]
1974
1 / 32
 8 [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hamlet Bareh (2001). Encyclopaedia of North-East India. 7:Sikkim. Mittal Publications. p. 17. ISBN 9788170997948.
  2. ^ Election Committee, Government of Sikkim (15 February 1973). "Declaration of Election Results". pp. 64–65. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  3. ^ "General Election to Sikkim Assembly, 1974". 20 April 1974. pp. 70–71. Retrieved 15 June 2021.