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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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176 news items

Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:18:45 -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 ...

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.

ABP Live

ABP Live
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:12:26 -0800

A total of 12 non-BJP parties were in attendance: JD-U, RJD, Congress, Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, CPI-M, Janata Dal-S, NCP, DMK, CPI, National Conference and Sikkim Democratic Front. Angry over his non-inclusion in the council of ministers, ...

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 ...

Times of India (blog)

Times of India (blog)
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:41:45 -0800

Similarly in Sikkim, the Sikkim Democratic Front led by Chamling returned to power unfazed by any challenge that any national or regional player could mount. Delhi faced two elections since 9/13, in both there was an Alternative, the Aam Aadmi Party.

Zee News

Zee News
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 03:44:00 -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, ...

thenortheasttoday.com (press release)

thenortheasttoday.com (press release)
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:01:49 -0700

Even as the polling to Sikkim urban bodies went off peacefully on Friday, the political scene in Sikkim is heating up with the Ruling Sikkim Democratic Front and the main opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) accusing each other of 'hacking' a ...

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