Governor Ganga Prasad administers fresh oath of office and secrecy in formal ceremony held at Sikkim House in New Delhi late on Saturday evening
New Delhi: Sikkim governor Ganga Prasad on Saturday night appointed Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as PS Golay, the leader of the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) Legislative Party, as the chief minister of Sikkim under Clause (1) of Article 164 of the Constitution of India and administered fresh oath of office and secrecy at a formal ceremony held in Sikkim House, New Delhi, a press release from the PRO to the governor said.
The fresh appointment and subsequent swearing-in was necessitated following the completion of six-month term at office of chief minister by Golay and his election to the SIkkim Legislative Assembly in the bye elections held in October this year.
Earlier in the day, the Legislative Party of the ruling SKM had submitted a formal resolution to the governor, reposing their continued faith on Golay, MLA of Poklok Kamrang Assembly Constituency, as their leader and unanimously electing him as the leader of the SKM Legislative Party.
All the Cabinet ministers, MLAs of SKM, chief secretary SC Gupta, additional chief secretary to governor Dr K Jayakumar, resident commissioner of Sikkim House and other officials of the home department were present in the ceremony.