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BJP set to win Sikkim Rajya Sabha seat uncontested

Gangtok, January 9: BJP nominee DT Lepcha is set to win the Rajya Sabha election in Sikkim uncontested with no other candidate filing the nomination papers, officials said on Tuesday. Lepcha, the MLA of Gnathang Machong in Pakyong district, would have anyway won the election with the ruling SKM extending support to him. The BJP and the SKM together account for 31 of the assembly's total 32 seats. The stipulated time for the filing of nomination ended at 3 pm, and only Lepcha's papers were received by the office of...
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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,...
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