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Sikkim Democratic Front
सिक्किम प्रजातान्त्रिक मोर्चा
Chairperson Pawan Kumar Chamling
Leader in Lok Sabha Prem Das Rai
Leader in Rajya Sabha Hishey Lachungpa
Founded 4 March 1993
Headquarters Upper Deeorali, Gangtok, Sikkim
Ideology Democratic socialism
ECI Status State Party[1]
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
1 / 245
Seats in Legislative Assembly
22 / 32
Election symbol
Indian Election Symbol Umberlla.png
Politics of India
Political parties

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), (Nepali: सिक्किम प्रजातान्त्रिक मोर्चा) 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. The lone Lok Sabha seat was also won by SDF.

Frontal Organisation[edit]

  • Youth Wing
  • Student's Wing
  • Women's Wing
  • Labour Win
  • 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". 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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Daily News & Analysis
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:28:34 -0700

While the state received 23,602 tourists in 2011, the figures were 26,489 in 2012 and 31,698 in 2013 respectively, a press release issued by the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) quoting the latest figures of the Tourism Ministry issued by the ...
Business Standard
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:41:15 -0700

Trivedi along with fellow party MP Sugata Bose, Congress Rajya Sabha member M.V. Rajeev Gowda and Sikkim Democratic Front's Prem Das Rai, was participating at an event on role of an MP in "Good Governance and Sustainable Development".
Free Press Journal
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:26:15 -0700

Gangtok: The Sikkim Democratic Front today held preparatory talks for the ensuing bye-election for Rangang-Yangyang constituency in South Sikkim. The meeting appointed Ugen T Gyatso, Girish Chandra Rai [Vice-president South district], CB Karki ...
Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:22:30 -0700

The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), after having held all the assembly seats until May 2014, has now lost as many as eight out of the ten constituencies around Gangtok to the Sikkim Kranthikari Morcha (SKM). This is a new party, founded only a ...
Big News Network.com
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 02:45:00 -0700

"The Lok Sabha is not being disrupted as it used to be. The functioning is smooth, question hour is running... the speaker (Sumitra Mahajan) is handling it well. The government is conducting it well," P.D. Rai, the lone SIkkim MP from Sikkim Democratic ...

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