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Sikkim Krantikari Morcha
@Sikkim-Krantikari-Morcha
Category
Political Party (Political)
Phone
9434127107
 

About

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha is a political party in the Indian state of Sikkim which was the ruling party of Sikkim in 2020.

P.S. Golay, a former member of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly, was one of the prominent figures of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), and was a minister in the government of Sikkim. Since December 2009 he has been a vocal critic of Pawan Kumar Chamling, the President of the SDF and the former chief minister of Sikkim.He started the party Sikkim Krantikari Morcha on 4 February 2013. Golay became the Chief Minister of Sikkim on 28 May 2019, thus ending the 25-year-rule of Chamling.

On 4 February 2013, SKM was established at Soreng, a western city of Sikkim.Bharati Sharma was elected the Working President of SKM who is the first female leader of the political party in Sikkim.In September 2013 P.S. Golay formally seceded from SDF and became the Party President of SKM.

SKM contested assembly election from all 32 constituencies which were held on 12 April 2014.SKM won 10 seats and became the second largest party and opposition in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly.They secured 40.8% votes in the election. The former Chief Minister of Sikkim Nar Bahadur Bhandari gave his unconditional support to SKM party withdrawing his party Sikkim Sangram Parishad from participation in elections, 2014 and played an active role during campaigning phase of SKM party. Likely Former Chief Minister of Sikkim B. B. Gurung shown his support to SKM party, resigning from ruling SDF party.

For the by-poll of Sikkim Legislative Assembly which were held 13 September 2014, SKM established the alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and supported Bikash Basnet who was a candidate of BJP.

In 2017, SKM elected MLA Kunga Nima Lepcha as Acting President of the party and Similarly M.P. Subba and Navin Karki as Working President. Party also appointed Arun Upreti as Secretary General of the party.