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Former power Minister MN Sherpa to be sworn-in as Speaker, Raj Kumari Thapa as Deputy Speaker of Sikkim Legislative Assembly today

First Published: 12th June, 2024 10:00 IST

Notably, Raj Kumari Thapa will become the first female Deputy Speaker from Sikkim. She is a former SDF MLA.

Former power Minister of Sikkim, Mingma Norbu Sherpa will take oath as Speaker and SKM MLA Raj Kumari Thapa will take oath as Deputy Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly today.

Besides them, other newly elected MLAs will also take their oath.

They will be administered the oath of office by pro-term speaker Sanjeet Kharel in the Assembly at around 11 am.

MN Sherpa, who is also the founder member of the ruling Sikkim Krantikaei Morcha (SKM), is a 2-time MLA from the Daramdin constituency. Sherpa was the Power and Energy Department Minister in Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang’s Cabinet between 2019 and 2024.

He retained his Daramdin seat defeating SDF’s Pem Norbu Sherpa securing 9404 votes.

In the 2019 Assembly elections, MN Sherpa won the seat with 6,219 votes.

Raj Kumari Thapa, SKM MLA of the Yangang constituency will become the first female Deputy Speaker from Sikkim. She is a former SDF MLA.

This year, she contested from the Yangang seat on the SKM ticket and won the seat securing 6514 votes with a margin of 1201.

After SKM stormed back to power in the state winning 31 out of the 32 Assembly seats in the Sikkim Assembly Election on June 2, 2024, Prem Singh Tamang was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim for the second consecutive term yesterday.

Along with CM Prem Singh Tamang, 11 MLAs were sworn in. They will be ministers in his new cabinet.

Also Read: PS Tamang Cabinet’s first decision: To announce ex-gratia for flood victims, DA/DR hiked by 4%

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