Four lakh voters in Sikkim on April 11 will elect a new Legislative Assembly along with a Member of Parliament as the Lok Sabha election 2019 process begins. Sikkim is one of three states to have Assembly election along side the Lok Sabha elections 2019 on April 11.
The voters in the state will be voting for 32 MLA’s and a lone MP. The polling will be held between 7 am and 5 pm in total of 567 polling station across four districts.
Approximately 150 candidates will be contesting for the 32 Assembly seats and 11 candidates will fight for the lone Lok Sabha seat
Sitting Chief Minister will be contesting from two seats and will be looking for a record eight straight term as an MLA.
Para-Military forces will be deployed on around 120 polling stations identified critical by the Election commission to ensure smooth elections.
Former Footballer Baichung Bhutia will be fighting from two assembly seats as well. Bhutia is the working president of Hamro Sikkim party (HSP).
One of the seats being contested by Bhutia is that of Gangtok which is reserved for indigenous Bhutia-Lepcha community.
Sikkim has a total of approximately 4 lakh 30 thousand voters comprising of almost equal number of male and female.