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Sikkim Parliamentary Constituency 2014,Political News,Sikkim Lok sabha Constiruency Details,Political NewsLok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates,Sikkim Parliamentary Constituency details 2014,Sikkim MP Issues

Sikkim Parliamentary Constituency 2014,Political News,Sikkim Lok sabha Constiruency Details,Political NewsLok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates,Sikkim Parliamentary Constituency details 2014,Sikkim MP Issues

 

About Sikkim:

Sikkim is the only parliamentary constituency of the state of Sikkim. It was formed in the year 1977 and covers all the four districts of the state. Gangtok is the largest city and the capital of Sikkim. According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Sikkim Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 1) were 300,584 of which 143,222 are females and 157,362 are males.

 

 

 

Assembly Segments:

Names of Assembly Constituencies

Yoksam-Tashiding (BL)

Melli

Shyari (BL)

Yangthang

Namthang-Rateypani

Martam-Rumtek (BL)

Maneybung-Dentam

Temi-Namphing

UpperTadong

Gyalshing-Barnyak

Rangang-Yangang

Arithang

Rinchenpong (BL)

Tumen-Lingi (BL)

Gangtok (BL)

Daramdin (BL)

Khamdong-Singtam

Upper Burtuk

Soreong-Chakung

West Pendam (SC)

Kabi Lungchuk (BL)

Salghari-Zoom (SC)

Rhenock

Djongu (BL)

Barfung (BL)

Chujachen

Lachen Mangan (BL)

Poklok-Kamrang

Gnathang-Machong (BL)

Sangha

Namchi-Singhithang

Namcheybung

 

 

About Sikkim:

With a population of over 6,10,000, it is the country’s least populated state. About 52% of the population comprises of males and the sex ratio here is 800 females per 1,000 males. 

It is a landlocked state at an average elevation of over 8,000 metres and covers a total area of 7,000 sq km. The state is bordered by the Himalayas and the highest peak of the country, Mount Kanchenjunga is located here. 

Sikkim has a rich cultural diversity with a Nepali majority and is home to Bengalis and Biharis as well. The state has a 61% Hindu majority and the prevalent languages are Nepali, English, Bhutia, Gurung, Lepcha, etc. It has an average literacy rate of 69% and has a total of 1,160 schools and almost 20 colleges. Sikkim Manipal University, a famous university all over the country, is situated here. The state’s economy is highly dependent on agriculture and crops like maize, wheat, barley and tea are cultivated here. It is also the largest producer of cardamom in India. Its road network is connected to National Highways NH-31A and NH-31.

 A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Prem Das Rai

Age

59

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Sikkim Democratic Front

Gender

Male

Educational Qualification

Graduate

 Performance in the 15th Lok Sabha

Debates participated

65

Private member bills passed

1

Questions asked

175

Attendance

87%