Sikkim Scheduled Caste League

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Sikkim Scheduled Caste League (SSCL) is a political party based in Sikkim, India. The party was formed after the independence of India and modeled upon the Scheduled Caste League founded by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the man who presided over the framing of Indian Constitution and who led the movement for the rights of the Schedule Caste people in India.

The party contested the State Council elections for the first time in 1953 in two constituencies. It lost in both. The party again contested in the 1967 and 1979 elections. The party contested in two constituencies in the 1979 elections but fared badly. Both the candidates received a total of 85 votes only. Purna Bahadur Khati who contested from Ratneypani - West Pendam constituency received 68 votes and Sukman Dorjee who contested from Khamdong received 17 votes1. Both lost even though the two constituencies were reserved for Scheduled Castes2.


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