Northeast India’s Only English And Hindi Satellite News Channel
                       
Last Updated: 31st March, 2022 22:14 IST

Former Sikkim CM BB Gurung no more, 7 days mourning announced

Former Chief Minister of Sikkim BB Gurung is no more. Gurung breathed his last at 6 this morning aged 92 years. It may be mentioned here that Gurung was the

Former Chief Minister of Sikkim BB Gurung is no more. Gurung breathed his last at 6 this morning aged 92 years. It may be mentioned here that Gurung was the third chief minister of SIkim and held office for 13 days in May, 1984 – the shortest term to be held by a chief minister in Sikkim.

Gurung’s political career commenced with his membership of the Sikkim Rajya Congress, which had been formed in December 1947, and of which he was to become General Secretary in 1958. In 1967, Gurung was elected Executive Councillor by L.D. Kazi’s Sikkim Rashtriya Congress and remained in the party until 1971.

He was a very strong supporter of the democratic movement in Sikkim. After Sikkim merged with India in 1975, Gurung was elected in the 1st Vidhan Sabha in 1977 as a candidate of the Sikkim National Congress. Consequently, he was appointed speaker of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly in 1977 and he remained speaker until 1979. In May 1984, Nar Bahadur Bhandari’s government was dismissed by then-governor Homi J. H. Taleyarkhan. Shortly thereafter, Gurung was sworn in as the third Chief Minister of Sikkim. However, due to lack of support and instability, Gurung’s government was dissolved and a presidential system implemented in the state.

Meanwhile, the Sikkim government has announced a 7 day mourning for the deceased Chief Minister.

First Published: 28th March, 2022 16:02 IST

COMMENTS

WE RECOMMEND

Banner
India to host G20 Summit in 2023: Grouping’s declaration

G20 leaders announced on Sunday that India will host the summit of the high-profile grouping in 2023 — a year later than what was decided earlier. India was earlier slated to host the summit in 2022 with the Osaka declaration of the G20 stating last year that “we look forward to meeting again in Saudi […]

23rd November 2020
Banner
Manipur Assembly Elections: Campaigning for Phase 2 ends

Campaigning for the second and final phase of polling for the Manipur Assembly Elections concluded today. The stage is set for Phase 2 of Elections. Come Saturday, over 8.25 lakh voters will decide the fate of 92 candidates in as many as 22 Assembly constituencies. Polling will be held in the electoral districts of Thoubal, […]

03rd March 2022
Banner
Manipur: COVID-19 suspect put in isolation at Churachandpur District Hospital

Another person suspected to have been infected by the novel Coronavirus has been put under isolation at the Churachandpur District Hospital in Manipur. This was confirmed by the Churachandpur district health officials. According to reports, the individual was a co-passenger of the second individual from the state who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. Reportedly, the […]

03rd April 2020
Banner
Citizenship Bill row: Opposition MPs from region stage protest outside Parliament

Opposition MPs from the Northeast staged protest outside the Parliament opposing the Centre’s move to introduce and pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Assam Congress MPs Ripun Bora, Pradyut Bordoloi, Abdul Khalek, Shillong MP Vincent Pala, NPF Rajya Sabha MP, KG Kenye were among those who staged protest against the Centre. It may be mentioned that […]

29th November 2019
Banner
Meghalaya govt for talks with HNLC

The Meghalaya government has maintained that there is a need to sit with the centre together for a tripartite talks on the issue of banned militant outfit Hynniewtrep National liberation Council or HNLC. The HNLC had recently offered to hold political dialogue with the Centre and the state government but maintained that they will not […]

18th January 2020