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Sikkim: Day after taking oath, CM’s wife Krishna Kumari Rai quits as MLA

The reason behind her sudden decision is not yet known.

GANGTOK: Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang’s wife Krishna Kumari Rai on Thursday quit as an MLA, a day after taking oath, according to an official notification.  The reason behind her sudden decision is not yet known.

She had won from the Namchi-Singhithang seat in the recently concluded assembly polls, defeating Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) candidate Bimal Rai.

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In a heartfelt letter addressed to the citizens of 11 Namchi Singithang, Ma’am Krishna Kumari Rai has officially announced her resignation from her constituency role.

Expressing deep gratitude for the overwhelming support she received, Rai explained that her entry into electoral politics was unexpected but driven by the need to honor the decisions of the parliamentary board and party president.

Speaker M N Sherpa has accepted Krishna Kumari Rai’s resignation, Sikkim Legislative Assembly Secretary Lalit Kumar Gurung said.

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Neither she nor the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha leadership could be contacted for comments regarding the development.

The chief minister is currently in Arunachal Pradesh to attend the swearing in ceremony of his counterpart Pema Khandu.

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