Namchi: Sikkim’s Pawan Kumar Chamling, India’s longest serving chief minister, filed his nomination for the upcoming assembly elections in Namchi, South Sikkim on Monday.
The founder president of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), which has governed the Himalayan state for five successive terms since 1994, is contesting from Namchi-Singithang and Poklok-Kamrang constituencies of the state.
In the remaining 10 days of campaigning, Chamling will address 10 rallies starting March 29. The election to the 32-member Sikkim Assembly will be held on April 11 alongside the lone Lok Sabha seat.
Chamling submitted his nomination papers to south Sikkim district magistrate Raghul C at his Namchi office. He was accompanied by a large number of supporters and party leaders when he filed his nomination papers.