Sikkim Ekta Manch

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Sikkim Ekta Manch (Sikkim Unity Platform) was a political party based in the state of Sikkim, India. It was founded in August 1997 by Laxmi Prasad Tiwari1 and Tara Man Rai who broke away from Indian National Congress. T. M. Rai however broke away from Sikkim Ekta Manch and formed another party - Sikkim Janashakti Party. Sikkim Ekta Mancha merged with Indian National Congress in 1998.


THIRD FRONT

Sikkim Ekta Manch was slated to become the 'Third Front' in Sikkimese politics, with the Sikkim Democratic Front led by Dr. Pawan Chamling and Sikkim Sangram Parishad led by Nar Bahadur Bhandari forming the 'first and the second' front. However, the party was unable to live up to the expectation as it fell prey to intra-party rivalry and leaders soon deserted it forcing Laxmi Prasad Tewari to merge with Indian National Congress.2

PROMINENT LEADERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PARTY

  1. Laxmi Prasad Tewari
  2. Thuchuk Lachungpa3
  3. Biraj Adhikari
  4. Sonam Dorjee Taraman Rai
  5. Dawa Sherpa

EXTERNAL LINKS

  1. New party formed in Sikkim
  2. Sikkim Janashakti Party to merge with Cong
  3. Police raid Opposition leaders's houses

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