Bhutia officially resigned from the TMC in February. He had switched to politics and joined the Mamata Banerjee-led party in 2013, two years after retiring from professional football. Bhutia had even expressed this to his party leadership then, saying he wasn’t keen to join any political party but wanted to be part of a larger political platform espousing Sikkim’s cause in New Delhi.
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