Bhaichung Bhutia to lead day-long protest at Jantar Mantar against SDF 

Written By: Pooja Mehta WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 06, 2019, 04:28 PM(IST)

File photo of Baichung Bhutia. Photograph:( PTI )

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A protest will be put up in front of the Jantar Mantar against the SDF on several issues ranging from alleged corruption in the government, demand for tribal status for eleven communities of Sikkim and restoration of Nepali seats in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly. 

To up its ante against the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) in Sikkim, footballer turned politician, Bhaichung Bhutia is all set to lead a day-long protest at Jantar Mantar on Monday. 

With just a few days to go for the assembly polls in Sikkim, the vice president of Hamro Sikkim Party, Bhutia will be leading a 20-member delegation of HSP members to Delhi. 

A protest will be put up in front of the Jantar Mantar against the SDF on several issues ranging from alleged corruption in the government, demand for tribal status for eleven communities of Sikkim and restoration of Nepali seats in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly. 

“Corruption is a disease in our society today. The state of Sikkim is suffering from massive corruption. The government has no money but the individuals have become richer than the government. We are going to fight corruption in Sikkim,” said Bhutia. 

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However, political analysts feel that Bhutia has sounded the bugle for the upcoming polls in the state and such protests will further help the newly formed regional party gain more momentum. 

On the other hand, the Election Commission of India has allotted the ‘whistle’ sign as an election symbol to HSP. 

The party had sent three preferences of which, the commission sent their confirmation on the ‘whistle’ symbol on Thursday. 

“Whistle personally is very special to me. Usually, a whistle is blown at the beginning and end of any match. We have blown the whistle to win this match and end the rule SDF in Sikkim,” added Bhutia.

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