Indian football legend Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday announced his own political party in Sikkim. According to reports, the Sikkim-based party has been named as ‘Hamro Sikkim.’ Bhutia in February parted ways with All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).
Hamro Sikkim is dedicated to people of Sikkim. There are lot of policies that young generation like us feel isn't going right. We want to make sure everybody is included into decision making : Bhaichung Bhutia on launching his new party 'Hamro Sikkim' in #Delhi pic.twitter.com/sPgr9U7x2B— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2018
The brand new party will have Dilip Rai and the first ever IAS from Sikkim Megha Nidhi Dahal, as per reports.
The former Indian skipper had joined the Trinamool Congress and unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from the Darjeeling constituency.
Bhutia is one of the popular personalities in the state as is widely regarded as a role model to many Sikkimese as well as to the people from the other parts of the country.
The 41-year-old comes from a Buddhist background and his first name ‘Bhaichung’ means ‘little brother.’ Bhutia was awarded the Padma Shri on 26 January 2008 for his contribution to Indian football.