• search
Home
 » 
Politicians
 » 
Pawan Chamling

Pawan Chamling

Biography

Pawan Kumar Chamling is a Sikkimese politician and the fifth and incumbent Chief Minister of the Indian state of Sikkim. Chamling is the founder president of the Sikkim Democratic Front, which has governed the state for five successive terms since 1994. Chamling is currently the longest-serving Chief Minister for any Indian State after independence. Prior to establishing the Sikkim Democratic Front, Chamling served as Minister for Industries, Information and Public Relations from 1989 to 1992 in the Nar Bahadur Bhandari cabinet.

Personal Life

Full Name Pawan Chamling
Date of Birth 22 Sep 1950 (Age 68)
Place of Birth Yangang
Party name Sikkim Democratic Front
Education Doctorate
Profession Politician
Father's Name Ashbahadur Chamling
Mother's Name Asharani Chamling
Spouse's Name Tika Maya/Dhan Maya Chamling
Spouse's Profession Agriculturist/Floriculturist
No of Sons 4
No of Daughters 4

Contact

Permanent address Gumpa Ghurpisey, PO. Namchi, South Sikkim
Present address Gumpa Ghurpisey, PO. Namchi, South Sikkim
Contact number 03592202304/03592221122
Email http://pawanchamling.in/contact-us/
Website http://pawanchamling.in/
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Chamling is currently the longest-serving Chief Minister for any Indian State after independence.
Chamling is also a Nepali language writer and recipient of the Bhanu Puraskar (2010) awarded by Sikkim Sahitya Parishad. He writes under the pen name Pawan Chamling Kiran.

Political Timeline

  • 2015
    On November 30, 2015, 7 out of 10 opposition MLAs joined the SDF party under the leadership of Pawan Chamling. SDF became more strong with 28 assembly seats out of 32 in the state.
  • 2014
    Chamling contested from two seats Namchi-Singhithang and Rangang-Yangang and won from both. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim for the fifth consecutive time on May 21, 2014. He became the chief minister for the fifth time, a record previously held by Jyoti Basu who ruled West Bengal from 1977 to 2000. SDF won 22 out of 32 assembly seats.
  • 2009
    Chamling defeated Purna Kumari Rai of Congress Party and again became CM. In 2009, his party Sikkim Democratic Front won all 32 assembly seats in Sikkim Legislative Assembly.
  • 2004
    Pawan Chamling was elected unopposed in 2004 assembly elections. He entered in Assembly for his third consecutive term as CM.
  • 1999
    In 1999 assembly elections he defeated Kamal Kumar Rai of SSP and continue as CM of the state.
  • 1994
    He won state assembly election again from Damthang. He defeated Kumar Subba of his previous party. He was elected as Chief Minister of Sikkim on 12 December 1994.
  • 1993
    After huge political effervescence in Sikkim, Chamling formed the Sikkim Democratic Front on 4 March 1993.
  • 1990
    He was re-elected to Sikkim Assembly from Damthang. After being elected, he became the Minister for Industries, Information and Public Relations from 1989 to 1992 in the Nar Bahadur Bhandari cabinet.
  • 1982
    Chamling was elected as the president of Yangang Gram Panchayat.
  • 1985
    He was elected to the Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the first time. He contested from Damthang on SSP ticket and defeated Pradeep Yonzong of Congress Party.
Net Worth5.66 CRORE
ASSETS10.7 CRORE
Liabilities5.05 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

Social

Album

Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more