Bhaichung auctions Jerseys to fight polls

Former Indian football captain and working president of Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP), Bhaichung Bhutia on Saturday put two of his jerseys on auction to raise money for contesting Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Sikkim.

The Himalayan state is going for simultaneous polls on April 11.

Bhutia is contesting from two assembly constituencies. HSP has fielded 24 candidates.

Bhutia, who played professional football for more than 20 years, put the jerseys he wore for the country on an online auction.
“A lot of emotions are attached to these jerseys,” he said over phone from Gangtok.

On Friday, Bhutia filed his nomination for the Gangtok assembly constituency. He will submit his nomination papers from Tumin-Lingee constituency in south Sikkim on Monday. He will start campaigning from Tuesday; his party’s election symbol is a whistle.

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