Guwahati: The Chief Minister of Sikkim Pawan Kumar Chamling said that the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) plans to field new faces in 50 percent seats in the upcoming assembly polls in Sikkim.
The Chief Minister also said that the party also proposes to give 30 percent tickets to women. There are 32 Assembly seats in Sikkim where the Assembly polls were last held in April, 2014.
Chamling further said that the party will declare its candidates soon after the announcement of poll dates by the Election Commission and the Chief Minister himself will contest from Namchi-Singhithang constituency in South Sikkim.
After announcing that he will contest from Namchi-Singhithang constituency he said that he has been contesting from his seat for the past 40 years and this will be the eighth time that he will be contesting from the same constituency.
Speaking on the Yangang Rangang assembly constituency, Chamling said that the SDF will win from the seat this time. The SDF has lost the seat in the 2014 by-poll after the Chief Minister had vacated the seat following his victory from two constituencies. He regretted the fact that his party lost the seat and even the people are regretting and also said that this time the party and the local people will work to win Yangang-Rangang.
R N Chamling, the CM's younger brother had won from the Yangang-Rangang as an independent candidate.
The CM further stated that the people of urban areas have realized that they want peace and security and not unrest and it is up to them to decide who they want as their representative in the Assembly. "Providing peace, security and a tranquil environment in the border state had been the most significant achievement of the SDF government," Chamling added.
He also said that the business activities flourished in Sikkim and the state capital in particular due to the prevalence of peace and tranquility.
He lastly said that he is coming to elections this time to save Sikkim. "There are three months for the new government to be formed. I will meet media in the same place after three months," Chamling said.
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