Added on : 2019-08-13 15:41:34
In a big feat for the BJP in Sikkim, All MLAs of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), except former Sikkim chief minister and SDF chief, Pawan Kumar Chamling, joined the saffron party on Tuesday. The 10 MLAs joined the party in the presence of BJP working president JP Nadda and general secretary Ram Madhav.
Till now, Sikkim was the only state in Northeast India where the BJP was not in power. All other states have governments which are run by parterns of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), a special alliance of regional parties formed by the BJP to improve its footprints in the Northeast.