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SKM stakes claim to govt., joins NDA

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The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), which won the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Sikkim, has decided to join the National Democratic Alliance, a party spokesperson said on Saturday.

“Before the polls, we were in talks with the BJP for a pre-poll understanding but it did not come through. Now, we are happy to be part of NDA,” party spokesperson Jacob Khaling told The Hindu. Sikkim has only one Lok Sabha seat, which the SKM’s Indra Hang Subba won by defeating Sikkim Democratic Front’s D.B. Katwal.

An SKM delegation led by its president, P.S. Golay, met Governor Ganga Prasad on Saturday and staked claim to form the next government in the State. Mr. Golay said that the new Chief Minister will be sworn on May 27, but kept up the suspense over whom the party would nominate.

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