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Congress wants SDF not to field candidate in bypoll

Posted by Ramesh Khati on August 22, 2009

Gangtok, Aug 21 (PTI) The Congress has sought a favour from the Sikkim Democratic Front by asking it not to field any candidate for a by-election to an assembly seat vacated by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling.

The SDF and Chamling in particular should consider not to field its candidate in the ensuing bypoll for the Namchi-Singhithang assembly seat so that the opposition could get representation in the state legislature, Congress President Nar Bahadur Bhandari said.

Such a decision by the ruling SDF will go a long way to strengthen democratic polity in the Himalayan state as the opposition will have a legitimate voice inside the state legislature to raise public issues, he said.

The SDF had won all 32 seats in the assembly polls held in May with Chamling himself winning from two assembly constituencies.

He had subsequently vacated Namchi-Singhithang seat and retained Poklok-Kamrang.

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