SKM sweeps West Sikkim, SDF retains only 2
Gangtok, 23 May:
This election Sikkim Krantikari Morcha finally entered West Sikkim winning six of the eight constituencies.
Sikkim Democratic Front retained Maneybong Dentam and Rinchenpong. NK Subba won Maneybong Dentam for SDF with 7134 votes against 5630 votes received by Purna Hang Subba of SKM. Karma Sonam Lepcha of SDF won Rinchenpong with 6582 votes against the 5513 votes polled by PhurbaTshering Bhutia of SKM.
The first results to come were from Yoksam Tashiding which was won by SKM’s Sangay Lepcha with 5686 votes against the 5607 polled by SDF’s Dechen Ongmu Bhutia. SKM’s Bhim Hang Limboo won Yangthang with 5184 votes against 5136 polled by SDF’s DB Subba. SKM’s LokNath Sharma won Gyalshing Bermiok with 5862 votes against 4048 votes polled by SDF’s LM Sharma.
In Daramdin, the deciding constituency, SKM’s MingmaNorbu Sherpa won with 6219 votes against 5883 polled by Pem Norbu Sherpa of SDF. SKM’s Aditya Golay won Soreong Chakhung with 6580 votes against 6372 polled by Sancha Raj Subba of SDF.
SKM’s Sunita Gajmer won Salghari Zoom with 4400 votes against the 4307 polled by Dhan Kumari Kami.