Football icon-turned-politician Baichung Bhutia speaks to Outlook on his new party and electoral debut in upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
After a very close battle, the SKM reached the magic figure of 17 in the 32-member House, with the SDF lagging behind with 14 seats. The result of the Tumen-Lingie constituency is awaited.
Chamling’s “invincibility” was put to test on April 11, 2019 when the Himalayan state went for simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.
In April 2018, Baichung Bhutia had announced that he was forming his own party, Humro Sikkim Party (HSP).