Chamling to stake claim to form new State Govt. on TuesdayMay 19th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, May 19 (ANI): Sikkim Chief Minister and the Sikkim Democratic Front leader Pawan Kumar Chamling will stake claim to form new government in the State on Tuesday after submitting the resignation of his council of ministers to Governor B. P. Singh.
The new SDF government led by Chamling will take oath on May 20 (Wednesday). Preparations are underway for the hosting of the ceremony at the Raj Bhavan, the sources said.
The assembly will stand dissolved from Tuesday.
The outgoing SDF govt. has already recommended to the Governor for dissolving the 7th Legislative Assembly, which Singh accepted.
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)