GANGTOK, Oct 1 - The nomination paper of Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang aka Golay was found valid after scrutiny on Tuesday, an election official said here. The Chief Minister, who is not a member of the Sikkim Assembly at present, submitted his papers as the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha candidate from the Poklok Kamrang seat in South Sikkim on Monday.
On the previous day, the Election Commission reduced his disqualification period by almost five years. His disqualification period of six years began on August 10, 2018 when he completed the jail term in a corruption case. � PTI