Wins + leads as of 10.00 pm, according to EC:
SKM's tally has been constantly improving in the state, as it has now been declared winning 12 seats and is leading on two other seats. On the other hand, ruling SDF has secured victory in seven constituencies and is leading on five other seats.
BJP chief Amit Shah congratulated Pawan Chamling for "victory".
A neck and neck fight is undergoing in the state. The ruling SDF has secured 46.8% votes, while the main opposition party SKM has garnered 47.4% votes, said the trends available on the website of the Election Commission of India.
Election results | Latest numbers according to EC (wins + leads):
The status of 22 out of 32 Assembly seats are out in which the opposition party SKM has secured nine seats and is leading in three other seats. Ruling SDF has won four constituencies and is leading in six seats.
Pawan Chamling wins from Poklok Kamrang seat
Sikkim Chief Minister and Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) supremo Pawan Chamling has won the Poklok Kamrang Assembly seat, according to election officials.
Chamling defeated his nearest Sikkim Krantikari Morcha rival Kharka Bahadur Rai by 2,899 votes, they said.
He is also contesting from the Namchi Sinhithang seat where. Chamling is also leading from the seat.
Chamling has been the chief minister of Sikkim for more than 24 years since December 1994.
The opposition SKM has won seven Assembly constituencies and is leading in three other seats, while the ruling SDF has won two seats and is leading in five constituencies, as per the current trends available on the website of the Election Commission of India.
SKM candidate Lok Nath Sharma wins Gyalshing-barnyak Assembly seat by defeating Laxuman Sharma of SDF with a margin of 1,814 votes.