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Prem Singh Tamang set for 2nd term swearing-in as chief minister of Sikkim today

Prem Singh Tamang set for 2nd term swearing-in as chief minister of Sikkim today

Prem Singh Tamang will take the oath for his second term as Chief Minister of Sikkim today at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok. The event, which includes tight security measures and traffic restrictions, is expected to be attended by 30,000 people.

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Prem Singh Tamang set for 2nd term swearing-in as chief minister of Sikkim today Prem Singh Tamang set for 2nd term swearing-in as chief minister of Sikkim today

The swearing-in ceremony for the new government in Sikkim will take place today at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok. Prem Singh Tamang, leader of the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) party that won a majority in recent elections, will be sworn in as Chief Minister for his second term. 

The Governor of Sikkim, Lakshman Acharya, will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Tamang and his Council of Ministers at the ceremony starting at 4:30 pm. Around 30,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Tight security measures are being implemented across Gangtok for the swearing-in. All government and private schools, colleges and academic institutions in the Gangtok Municipal area will remain closed today to facilitate security arrangements and traffic restrictions.

A traffic advisory has been issued, prohibiting heavy vehicles on NH-10 from midnight to 8pm and restricting all vehicles between Traffic Point, Hospital Dara and District Administrative Centre from noon to 7pm. Designated drop-off points and parking areas have been assigned.

The public has been asked not to carry food or drink bottles into the venue for security reasons. The former Governor of Sikkim, Ganga Prasad, is also set to attend the high-profile event.

The SKM won an overwhelming majority in the elections, capturing 31 of the 32 assembly seats. This will be Tamang's second stint as Chief Minister, taking over after leading his party to victory.

Edited By: Aparmita
Published On: Jun 10, 2024