CAP-Sikkim receives official recognition from ECI

Thursday, Dec 07, 2023 00:15 [IST]

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CAP-Sikkim receives official recognition from ECI


GANGTOK,: The Citizen Action Party (CAP) Sikkim is now officially a registered political party after receiving an endorsement from the Election Commission of India (ECI).

Addressing a media conference here on Wednesday, CAP Sikkim president LP Kafley said the party applied for registration on February 21 earlier this year. After passing through all the scrutiny and hearings, the ECI has facilitated registration of Citizen Action Party – Sikkim on December 1, he said.

CAP Sikkim was launched at Melli by party’s chief coordinator Ganesh Rai earlier this year on January 26 with a call for reforms in Sikkim.

Kafley congratulated the CAP Sikkim workers for the ECI registration. He also thanked the State officials for timely verification of documents to be submitted for ECI registration.

“There were numerous hurdles faced by the party during the registration process. Our political rivals had filed an FIR against our chief coordinator and had sent the FIR copy to the ECI to sabotage our registration. A letter was also written to the ECI for not allowing our party to get registered. However, we had faith in the Constitution of India which eventually led to our party’s registration,” said the CAP Sikkim president.

On the occasion, Kafley announced that the CAP Sikkim would be contesting in all the 32 Assembly seats without going into coalition with any other political party.

“There are numerous talks going around that CAP Sikkim is going for a coalition but we declare that in the upcoming 2024 election, we will contest in all the 32 Assembly seats. Our party is a party of the people and we are here to bring positive reforms through good governance. Our target is to make Sikkim a debt-free State within 10 years and to implement such policies to address the unemployment and other issues of Sikkim,” he said.

The CAP Sikkim president shared that the party is also working on its official symbol. As per our party’s constitution, CAP Sikkim is flagless and during the election, we may use a plain cloth as our symbol, he said.

Kafely informed that the CAP Sikkim is soon opening its party office in Geyzing besides intensifying its activities across the State.


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