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Sikkim Democratic Front
सिक्किम प्रजातान्त्रिक मोर्चा
Chairperson Pawan Kumar Chamling
Lok Sabha leader Prem Das Rai
Rajya Sabha leader Hishey Lachungpa
Founded 4 March 1993
Headquarters S.D.F Bhawan Indira Byepass Gangtok, Sikkim
Ideology Democratic socialism
Political position Centre-left to Left-wing
ECI Status State Party[1]
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
1 / 245
Seats in Sikkim Legislative Assembly
21 / 32
Election symbol
Indian Election Symbol Umberlla.png
Politics of India
Political parties

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) is a regional political party in the North East Indian state of Sikkim.


The party was founded by Pawan Kumar Chamling in 1993. It has ruled the Sikkim state since 1994 with Pawan Kumar Chamling as the chief minister. The party consolidated its position sweeping the 1999 and 2004 state elections. It won 31 of the 32 assembly seats in the 2004 election.[2] In the 2009 assembly election, the party made a clean sweep, winning all 32 seats. It also retained the lone Lok Sabha seat.[3] In 2014 assembly elections, SDF won 22 seats and retained power.

Frontal Organisation[edit]

  • Youth Wing
  • Student's Wing
  • Women's Wing
  • Labour Wing
  • Cultivators and Organic Farmers Wing
  • Ex-servicemen Wing
  • Scheduled Tribe Welfare Wing
  • Scheduled Caste Welfare Wing
  • Drivers Wing
  • Traders Wing

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/ElectionStatistics.asp Election Commission of India - Sikkim Assembly Elections
  3. ^ http://ceosikkim.nic.in/Index.htm Election Results 2009

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Assam Tribune
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:00:00 -0800

Among the regional parties, the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) had the highest total income of Rs 39.99 crore, followed by the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) with an income of Rs 9.02 crore between 2004-05 and 2013-14. On the other hand, the total ...

thenortheasttoday.com (press release)

thenortheasttoday.com (press release)
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:44:08 -0700

GANGTOK: The Pawan Chamling led ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) in Sikkim made yet another clean sweep of the Urban Local Bodies Election 2015 by winning all the 53 wards in all four districts in the state. The results were declared on Monday.

The Voice of Sikkim

The Voice of Sikkim
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:26:10 -0800

Shri Pintso Chopel Lepcha, Shri Shyam Pradhan, Shri Gopal Baraily, Shri Mechung Bhutia, Shri Hemendra Adhikari, Shri Ugen Nedup Bhutia, Shri Timothy William Basnett of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha Party with the Sikkim Democratic Front party is accepted, ...

India Today

India Today
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 23:41:15 -0800

The crowd was celebrating the landmark victory of the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) in the urban local bodies elections, held on October 9. The SDF made a clean sweep, winning all 53 seats in the state municipal election. The jubilant crowd soon ...

The Voice of Sikkim

The Voice of Sikkim
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 04:33:45 -0800

Today, we are observing the completion of 21 years of service of Sikkim Democratic Front Government in office. At the outset, my humble salutations go to our people who toiled and suffered with me but resolutely stood behind to return and install the ...
Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:20:25 -0800

Understanding Centre's dilemma, Chamling has given it the ropeway that even if the government disallows the monk to visit the monastery now, it should specify a time frame by which a should be made. His party, the Sikkim Democratic Front has maintained ...
Business Standard
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 05:30:00 -0800

P D Rai of Sikkim Democratic Front referred to the incident at Institute of Technology and Future Trends (ITFT) during the Zero Hour. Responding to this, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said it is the responsibility of the ...
Economic Times
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:30:41 -0700

It is something which can be done away with," Sikkim MP P .D. Rai ( Sikkim Democratic Front) told IANS.A policy decision should also be taken to do away with all kinds of subsidies being given in government institutions across the board, he added.

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