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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 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
21 / 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 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". 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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India Today

India Today
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:30:55 -0800

The unconceivable results were achieved in 1989 and 2009 by the Sikkim Sangram Parishad (SSP) and the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), respectively. In 1989, the Sikkim Sangram Parishad (SSP), led by Nar Bahadur Bhandari, won all seats in the fourth ...

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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:18:45 -0800

दिल्ली विधानसभा की 70 में से 67 सीट जीतकर आम आदमी पार्टी (आप) ने इतिहास रच दिया . बिल्कुल ऐसा ही कुछ बीस साल पहले सिक्किम में हुआ था. जब वहां 1993 में बने सिक्किम डेमोक्रेटिक फ्रंट ...

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:54:29 -0800

In 1989, the Sikkim Sang Parishad, won all 35 seats in the Sikkim Assembly, a feat that was subsequently matched in 2004 and 2009, in the same state, by another party, the Sikkim Democratic Front. (Photo: PTI/File). Lahore: The sheer scale of the Aam ...


Fri, 16 May 2014 03:34:29 -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 ...
The Indian Express
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:22:30 -0800

In a democracy, it is the electorate which plays this role. Delhi electors have delivered a stunning message. Except for the Sikkim Democratic Front, no party has ever won more than 95 per cent of the seats. Nor has a party been reduced to losing more ...
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:24:45 -0800

Congress today questioned BJP on its stand on Article 370 in the context of it forming government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir even as it targeted the Modi dispensation over various issues, including communal remarks made by BJP and Sangh leaders.


Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:44:31 -0800

Only Sikkim in 2009 managed to beat this result, with a 100% win for the Sikkim Democratic Front, although the electorate there is just over two lakhs, compared to the eight million who voted in Delhi. (The chart below is representative, rather than ...
Zee News
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 03:49:36 -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 ...

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