Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) leader Prem Singh Tamang, better known as PS Golay, has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Sikkim on 27 May 2019.
SKM, which came into being in 2013, bagged 17 seats, one more than required for a majority in the 32-member Assembly, whereas Chamling’s SDF bagged 15 seats.
Golay replaces Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) leader and five-time Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, who was in power for the last 24 years.
Hundreds of SKM supporters who were at the stadium cheered the 51-year-old party chief when he was taking the oath in the Nepali language. Former chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and senior Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) leaders were conspicuous by their absence at the swearing-in.