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BJP to Enter Sikkim With Ruling SKM Via Byepolls

(Gangtok,Sikkim)BJP to Enter Sikkim With Ruling SKM Via Byepolls The BJP, drew a blank in the Sikkim Assembly elections earlier this year
Addressing a joint press meet BJP’s Sikkim in-charge Nitin Navin said the two parties have decided to work together to speed up development in the border state.
The saffron party is set to contest the bypolls from Gangtok and Martam-Rumtek Assembly seats, reserved for indigenous Bhutia and Lepcha communities, respectively, while the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) will field its candidate from Poklok-Kamrang seat.
The BJP, which has been trying to gain a foothold in the state, had received a major boost earlier this year, when 10 Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) MLAs joined the party.