DT Lepcha heads to Rajya Sabha, resigns as MLA

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 10:15 [IST]

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DT Lepcha heads to Rajya Sabha, resigns as MLA

GANGTOK,: Speaker Arun Upreti on Monday informed the Sikkim Legislative Assembly that Gnathang-Machong legislator DT Lepcha has resigned from his MLA post following his election as the Rajya Sabha MP of Sikkim.

The Rajya Sabha MP election for Sikkim had been held last month which Lepcha, a BJP legislator, won unopposed.

Lepcha, after being elected as the Rajya Sabha MP, has resigned as the member of State Legislative Assembly and his resignation has been accepted, said the Speaker, extending best wishes to the Rajya Sabha MP.

Meanwhile, a delegation of EIECOS + 1 met the Rajya Sabha MP on Sunday at his residence and extended their best wishes for a fruitful tenure.

“During the course of meeting, the team also appraised him on the long pending demand of the 12 left-out communities of Sikkim. He has assured EIECOS + 1 of full support and also assured the team for consistently following up the process of the demand with the Central Government,” said the organisation in a press statement.

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