Bhaichung Bhutia to contest Sikkim Assembly elections


Gangtok, January 4: Former football captain and Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) vice-president Bhaichung Bhutia is all set to contest the assembly elections due this year.

Bhutia said his Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) may contest up to 18-20 seats in the assembly polls to the 32-member House.

“My commitment to stay in state politics is long-term,” said the 43-year-old former striker.

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On the prospects of an opposition alliance to take on the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), Bhutia said serious deliberation was underway with the BJP and other like-minded parties.