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4 Sons 4 Daughters

Bijoy, Bishal, Bikash and Bibek Chamling (sons) Sushila, Shiela, Sunita and Komal Chamling (daughters)

Profession Farmer, Contractor

Website pawanchamling.in

Pawan Kumar Chamling
Pawan Kumar Chamling
(born 22 September 1950) is an Sikkimese politician and the fifth and incumbent Chief minister of the Indian state of Sikkim.[1][2] Chamling is the founder president of the Sikkim Democratic Front,[3] which has governed the state for five successive terms since 1994.[4] Chamling is the longest standing current Chief minister of any state in India
India
after India's 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.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Political career 3 References 4 External links

Personal life[edit] Chamling was born in Yangang, South Sikkim
Sikkim
to Ashbahadur Chamling and Asharani Chamling. Chamling is also a Nepali language
Nepali language
writer and recipient of the Bhanu Puraskar (2010) awarded by Sikkim
Sikkim
Sahitya Parishad. He writes under the pen name Pawan Chamling Kiran. Mr. Chamling has 8 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters. Political career[edit] Chamling was elected as the president of Yangang
Yangang
Gram Panchayat in 1982. In 1985, he was elected to the Sikkim
Sikkim
Legislative Assembly for the first time. After being elected for the second time from Damthang, he became the Minister for Industries, Information and Public Relations from 1989 to 1992 in the Nar Bahadur Bhandari cabinet. After a series of major political upheavals in Sikkim, Chamling formed the Sikkim
Sikkim
Democratic Front on 4 March 1993. Chamling is the second chief minister in India
India
after Jyoti Basu, of West Bengal to govern a state five terms in a row, with his party Sikkim
Sikkim
Democratic Front winning the 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 Sikkim
Sikkim
Legislative Assembly elections. His party first came to power in Sikkim
Sikkim
after winning the 1994 assembly elections. His popularity kept soaring in Sikkim
Sikkim
due to his developmental work and for maintaining peace. In 2009, his party Sikkim
Sikkim
Democratic Front won all 32 assembly seats in Sikkim
Sikkim
Legislative Assembly. Following win in 2014 assembly election, he was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim
Sikkim
for the fifth consecutive time on May 21, 2014 by Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil, the Governor of Sikkim. He became the chief minister for a fifth time, a record previously held by Jyoti Basu
Jyoti Basu
who ruled West Bengal from 1977 to 2000.[5] His party SDF won 22 out of 32 assembly seats in the 2014 legislative assembly election. 18 months after the 2014 elections, on November 30, 2015, 7 out of 10 opposition MLAs joined the SDF party under the leadership of Pawan Chamling. Now the ruling front has 28 out of 32 assembly seats in the state. On 18 January 2016 Prime Minister of India
India
Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
made a two-day visit to the state to declare Sikkim
Sikkim
as the first and the only "organic state" in the country, as it has fully implemented organic farming statewide.[6] References[edit]

^ " Sikkim
Sikkim
budget session from 25 June". Zee News. of insiaGangtok. PTI. June 13, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.  ^ "Pawan Chamling — The Fifth Chief Minister of Sikkim". National Informatics Centre. Retrieved November 7, 2012.  ^ " Sikkim
Sikkim
CM wants BJP chief to step in".  ^ " Sikkim
Sikkim
CM Pawan Kumar Chamling: We have been let down by West Bengal".  ^ "Chamling sworn in as Sikkim
Sikkim
CM for record fifth time". The Indian Express. Gangtok. Press Trust of India. May 21, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2014.  ^ " Sikkim
Sikkim
becomes India's first organic state". Daily News and Analysis. 16 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Website of Sikkim
Sikkim
Democratic Front Chief Minister's website Pawan Chamling's Speech Pawan Chamling in the program Satyameva Jayate on making Sikkim
Sikkim
an Organic State

Preceded by Sanchaman Limboo Chief Minister of Sikkim 12 December 1994 – present Succeeded by incumbent

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Odisha

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Puducherry

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Edappadi K. Palaniswami

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