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Chamling to take oath as Sikkim Chief Minister today

Gangtok, May 20 (ANI): A twelve- member new Sikkim Cabinet is being sworn- in here today.

Governor Balmiki Prasad Singh will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Pawan Kumar Chamling and his Cabinet colleagues at Raj Bhavan.

Earlier, Chamling submitted resignation of his council of ministers to Singh on Tuesday and staked claim to form the next government.

Singh invited Chamling to form the next government on the basis of the majority being enjoyed by the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF).

On Monday, party’s all 32 MLAs met at Chamling’s official residence, Mintokgang, and unanimously elected the 59 year-old Chamling the SDF Legislative Party leader.

First time MLA Neeru Sewa from West Pendam (SC) seat proposed a resolution for the election of the SDF President as the legislature party leader. Another MLA, C B Karki seconded it. All the other legislators supported it.

This will be Chamling’s fourth successive term as Chief Minister of the state. (ANI)

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