SKM chief Prem Singh Tamang sworn in as Sikkim chief minister | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha supremo Prem Singh Tamang on Monday sworn in as chief minister of the Himalayan state for a second straight term.
Governor Lakshman Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to Tamang and his council of ministers during the swearing-in ceremony at Paljor stadium.
The council of ministers in Sikkim has a strength of 12 members, including the chief minister.
Tamang spearheadeded the SKM‘s landslide victory in the assembly polls and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim. He unanimously elected as the leader of the legislature party during a meeting on June 2.
The SKM won 31 of the 32 assembly seats in the polls, which took place simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections. Tamang won from both Rhenock and Soreng-Chakung constituencies that he contested.
The opposition Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), which ruled the state for 25 years in a row till 2019, managed to win only one seat.

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