Saturday, March 22, 2014

8 SDF candidates file nominations in East

GANGTOK, 21 Mar [IPR]: Eight candidates of Sikkim Democratic Front, including the party’s Lok Sabha candidate, filed their nomination papers today in the office of the District Collector, East who is the Returning Officer for the district.
East district has 12 territorial constituencies and the nomination papers for the Lok Sabha and the Sangha are also filed here. This means six SDF candidates are yet to file nominations for the remaining constituencies of the East district. This, party sources inform, could not be done today because time ran out and will be undertaken on Saturday and completed latest by Monday.
The candidates who filed their nominations today are Somnath Poudyal for Khamdong Singtam, KK Thatal for West Pendam [SC], DT Lepcha for Gnathang Machong [BL], Bek Bahadur Rai for Namcheybong, Bhasker Basnett for Upper Tadong, KT Gyaltsen for Shyari [BL], Bikram Pradhan for Chujachen and PD Rai for the Lok Sabha seat.

The nomination papers still pending are of Bhim Dhungel for Rhenock; Menlom Lepcha for Martam-Rumtek; Uday Lama for Arithang; Hissey Lachungpa for Gangtok; DR Thapa Upper Burtuk; and Palden Lachungpa for the Sangha.

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