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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 the 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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238 news items


Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:06:59 -0700

NDA also has smaller constituents like Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF ), RPI and Nagaland People's Front (NPF) - one member each. There are a good number of parties with sizeable numbers like 10-member strong BSP of Mayawati which are considered ...

The Statesman

The Statesman
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:45:00 -0700

Thousands of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) supporters hit the streets in all four district headquarters across Sikkim on Friday to protest against opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) party's 'deeds inside the assembly', which it says lowered the ...


Fri, 16 May 2014 03:18:45 -0700

Gangtok: Ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) is surging ahead of its rivals, winning eight of the 32 Assembly seats so far and leading in the lone Lok Sabha constituency. SDF star-winner is its four-time Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling who won ...
Zee News
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:37:30 -0700

Sikkim, the second-smallest state in the country, which went to polls on April 12 is expected to witness the incumbent Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) coming back to power by winning 31 Assembly seats out of the total 32. The lone Lok Sabha seat is also ...

Times of India

The Indian Express
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:54:36 -0800

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) may have created a record of sorts by winning 67 seats out of the 70 in the Delhi assembly election, but the records that the Sikkim Sangram Parishad (SSP) and the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) created in 1989 and 2009, ...


Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:53:10 -0700

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar of the Left too attended the meeting, as did Sikkim's Pawan Chamling of the Sikkim Democratic Front. The other chief ministers, all from Congress-ruled states, skipped the meet. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 21:11:20 -0800

Chamling will create an Indian political history record of being 25 years in the office should he complete his present term, his fifth. He has led his Sikkim Democratic Front party to a record mandate for the fifth time in a row in the assembly ...
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 03:52:30 -0700

During its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Aug 4, the SDF legislators deliberated on the Gorkhaland agitation and recorded its unanimous support to the separate Statehood demand. The support was given in the backdrop of a ...

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