BJP general secretary Ram Madhav says, "It’s official now. BJP’s maiden victory in Sikkim. BJP candidate Sonam Venchungpa won from Rumtek assembly segment by a margin of 1800 votes. Congrats to Sikkim BJP".
BJP candidate Sonam Venchungpa won from the Martam-Rumtek constituency. His primary opponent was Nuk Tshering Bhutia of the Sikkim Democratic Party (SDF). The BJP candidate won with a margin of 1800 votes. Martam- Rumtek, one of the 32 Assembly seats in Sikkim falls under the East Sikkim Lok Sabha constituency and is also a part of the East Sikkim district.
Mechung Bhutia from the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) won the seat in 2014 by defeating the SDF candidate by a margin of 479 votes. The SKM got a vote share of 50.24%. The by-polls in Sikkim have witnessed a lot of turmoil with SDF, the opposition party.