P S Golay sworn in as new CM of Sikkim

The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) leader Prem Singh Tamang, better known as PS Golay was recently sworn in as Chief Minister of Sikkim.

Key Highlights

  • S. Golay’s Chief Ministerial oath was administered by Governor Ganga Prasad at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok, Sikkim. He took the oath in Nepali language.
  • At present, Golay is not a member of State Legislative Assembly as he did not contest the polls.
  • Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM): was formed in year 2013. In recent assembly polls it won a majority of 17 seats of the 32-member Sikkim Legislative Assembly. Its opposition party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) bagged 15 seats.
  • Succeeds: P S. Golay succeeded Pawan Chamling of the SDF, who holds record for being the longest serving Chief Minister of India. Chamling won five consecutive terms for a little over 24 years.

About Prem Singh Tamang (Golay)

The 51 year old Golay is the sixth Chief Minister of the Himalayan State. He started his career as a school teacher. At the age of 26, he was elected to Sikkim Legislative Assembly in 1994 as an SDF candidate and went on to serve as Minister holding several portfolios for three consecutive terms till 2009.

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