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Bhaichung and his New Political Party, The Eternal Happiness for the state of Sikkim

Rohit Ganguly  |  Special  |  9 Months Ago

Finally after a hiatus of two months, the legendary Indian football skipper, Bhaichung Bhutia is going to be back into politics. His last stint with All India Trinamool Congress didn’t notch him up too much fame but the former India International is all set to bring change to the state of Sikkim.

 

Bhaichung Bhutia was one of the most renowned strikers India had ever seen in his heydays. He has played for several clubs across the nation which included the likes of East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, JCT Mills, United Sikkim and more. He managed to score over 100 goals in 226 games and cherished 104 national caps where he went on to score 40 times as a Blue. However, Bhaichung Bhutia will always be known for his acrobatic finishes which included side-volleys, and even a couple of bicycle-kicks.

 

He hung up his boots on 24th August 2011 after his solitary goal for India failed to save the blushes of elimination against the likes of South Korea from AFC Asian Cup.



Post his playing career, Bhaichung showed keenness in politics in the year 2013 when he confirmed his participation in political affairs for All India Trinamool Congress. In the year 2014, he received his first ticket to elections as he contested the Lok Sabha Elections from Darjeeling, duking it out against BJP’s SS Ahluwalia. However, he was defeated comprehensively by the BJP veteran.

 

He embarked upon another contest a couple of years later and this time it was from Siliguri and it was West Bengal Assembly elections. However, the upshot was not much different from last time. He lost the elections again.





Bhutia renounced Trinamool Congress on 25th February 2018 as he was embroiled in a controversy which egged on the demand of a separate Gorkhaland.

 

In the official page of “The Voice of Sikkim”, it has been announced  Bhaichung Bhutia and team will be announcing his new party tomorrow at a press conference.

 

Bhutia has been very actively involved in the welfare of Sikkim activities and has also promoted football across many underprivileged areas in the highlands. He has solely devoted his time to the advancement of entire Sikkim and this step in his political career would give him a probable runway to his ambitions.






 

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