A turnout of 76 per cent was registered in the Himalayan state of Sikkim on Saturday for 32 Assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat.

Among the six contestants for the Lok Sabha seat was Tek Nath Dhakal of the newly—launched Sikkim Krantikari Morcha who was pitted against sitting SDF MP Prem Das Rai.

There are 121 contestants for the 32 Assembly seats.

Of the total Assembly seats, two are reserved for SC and 12 for the Bhutia and Lepcha communities.

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, eyeing a record fifth consecutive time in office was contesting from two seats — Namchi—Singhithang and Rangang—Yangang.


Impressive turnout in 4th phase April 12, 2014