BJP Secures Arunachal Pradesh, SKM Dominates Sikkim Assembly Polls

New Delhi: In a decisive victory, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has clinched a second consecutive term in Arunachal Pradesh, securing 46 out of 60 Assembly seats. Meanwhile, the ruling Sikkim Karantikari Morcha (SKM) has retained power in Sikkim with a resounding win in the Himalayan state’s assembly polls.

The results of the assembly elections, which were held on Sunday, come just two days before the announcement of the Lok Sabha polls results.

In Arunachal Pradesh, apart from BJP’s landslide victory, the National People’s Party (NPP) secured five seats, while the Congress managed to win one seat. The remaining seats were claimed by other parties.

Following the election outcome, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tendered his resignation along with the Council of Ministers. The Governor, Lt. General KT Parnaik (Retd.), has accepted the resignation and requested Khandu and his Council of Ministers to continue until the formation of the new government.

Under Article 174 (2) (b) of the Indian Constitution, the Governor has also approved the Cabinet’s recommendation to dissolve the Seventh State Assembly with immediate effect. Expressing appreciation for Khandu’s administration, the Governor commended his successful management of the state during his tenure as Chief Minister.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aiming for a historic third term, expressed gratitude to the people of Arunachal Pradesh for reposing their faith in the BJP yet again. He pledged to work with greater vigor for the state’s development.

In Sikkim, the Sikkim Karantikari Morcha (SKM) secured a landslide victory, winning 31 out of 32 Assembly seats. The opposition Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) managed to secure only one seat, marking a significant decline from its performance in the 2019 polls.

Congratulating SKM and Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang for their triumph in the Sikkim Assembly Elections 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his commitment to collaborate with the state government to further Sikkim’s progress.

In response to the Prime Minister’s message, CM Prem Singh Tamang thanked him for his support and pledged to continue efforts towards the development and prosperity of Sikkim. He emphasized the importance of collaboration to achieve shared goals for the betterment of the state.

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