A day after taking oath, according to an official announcement. She won the Namchi-Singhithang seat in the recently held assembly elections, defeating Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) opponent Bimal Rai.

Assembly Secretary Lalit Kumar Gurung said that Speaker M N Sherpa has accepted the resignation of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha leader Krishna Kumari Rai.

The chief minister, who is currently in Arunachal Pradesh to attend his counterpart Pema Khandu’s swearing-in ceremony, wrote on Facebook: “With regard to the news of resignation of my spouse… I wish to inform the dear and respected people of Sikkim that she has vacated her seat in alignment with the unanimous decision of the party, prioritising its welfare and objectives.”

“It is crucial to mention that, at the request of the SKM party’s parliamentary committee, she ran in the elections to benefit our party. As president of our party, I would want to thank her for her devotion and continuous support,” Tamang added.

The SKM head stated that the party is committed to provide opportunities for genuine and devoted officials to serve the people of Sikkim, and that residents in the Namchi-Singhithang constituency would also receive a “dedicated and genuine MLA who will serve their interests”.

“Madam Krishna Rai and I will remain deeply involved in addressing your needs, ensuring that the constituency benefits from the care and attention of three representatives: the new candidate, Madam Krishna Rai, and myself,” the chief of staff stated.