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BJP names Dorjee Tshering Lepcha as candidate for Rajya Sabha election in Sikkim

Gangtok, January 7: The BJP on Sunday named MLA Dorjee Tshering Lepcha as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha election in Sikkim. In a statement, BJP’s national general secretary Arun Singh said the central election committee of the party has approved the name of Lepcha for the January 19 election. Lepcha is at present the MLA of the Gnathang Machong seat in the Pakyong district. He was a two-time minister in the previous SDF government, and joined the BJP along with nine other party MLAs after the 2019 assembly elections,...