Sikkim Bhaichung

1. Sikkim CM, Prem Singh Tamang-Golay, targeted former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia at an election rally.
2. Tamang hinted that Bhutia should focus on sports, citing his limited electoral achievements.
3. The rally underscored SKM’s commitment to nurturing youthful candidates like Rikshal Dorjee Bhutia.

Gangtok, April 12: Sikkim Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang-Golay, took direct aim at former Indian football captain and Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) leader, Bhaichung Bhutia, during an election rally in the state.

While acknowledging Bhutia’s football legacy, Tamang suggested that he should stick to sports rather than politics due to his lack of electoral success.

He highlighted the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha’s (SKM) commitment to promoting youthful candidates, citing Rikshal Dorjee Bhutia as SKM’s nominee for the Barfung (BL) constituency against Bhutia.

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Critiquing Bhutia’s track record, Tamang questioned his contribution to developing Sikkim’s football talent and accused him of focusing on irrelevant pursuits like cultivating ‘Dalle Khursani’ red round chillies instead of empowering youth in sports.

Tamang also criticized SDF’s alleged governance failures, contrasting them with SKM’s achievements, particularly the construction of a stadium after coming to power in 2019.

Despite facing criticisms from Bhutia, Tamang remained resolute, urging young party members to stay focused on the party’s goals and reaffirming SKM’s commitment to nurturing future leaders within Sikkim.