MN Sherpa elected as SLA Speaker

Thursday, Jun 13, 2024 00:30 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024 18:49 [IST]

MN Sherpa elected as SLA Speaker

GANGTOK, : Daramdin legislator Mingma Norbu Sherpa on Wednesday was elected unanimously as the Speaker of the 11th Sikkim Legislative Assembly.

Sherpa took charge of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly after Speaker Pro-Tem Sanjeet Kharel administered the oath to all the newly elected members of the 11th Assembly.

Sherpa was the Power minister in the previous SKM Government.

Raj Kumari Thapa, the Rangang-Yangang MLA, was elected as the Deputy Speaker.

It was the first session of the 11th Sikkim Legislative Assembly after completion of the Assembly elections 2024. The SKM won 31 seats out of the 32 Assembly seats, commanding an absolute majority in the House.

SDF legislator Tenzing Norbu Lamtha from Shyari constituency is the lone opposition MLA in the House.

 

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi