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Sikkim : Elections and Casteist Politics

Elections in Sikkim continue to be largely determined by caste and ethnic loyalties. The October 1999 election results show that the electorate is significantly polarised on the backward class issue. The many regional parties and even a national party like the Congress(I) have had to suitably fine-tune their manifestos to suit regional aspirations.

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