The announcement of the canidates' names follows SKM calling off its nascent alliance with the BJP on Friday and deciding to contest all the 32 state assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim.
The nine candidates represent all the four districts of Sikkim, he said adding they have been selected unanimously by the party's parliamentary committee.
The names of the rest of the candidates will be announced soon, he said.
The seven other candidates are Sangey Lepcha from Yuksam Tashiding, Mingma Norbu Sherpa fromDaramdin, M K Dhakal fromSingtam Khamdong, Chungkipu Lepcha from Dzongu, Sandup Lepcha from Lachen-Mangan, R K Basnett fromRangang-Yanagang and Ganesh Rai from Namchi-Singhithang seats, he said.
Polling for the Lok Sabha and the state assembly will be held simultaneously on April 11.
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