“I am no longer a member or associated with any political party in India,” says Bhutia
GN Bureau | February 26, 2018
Bhaichung Bhutia, former captain of the Indian football team, has resigned from the Trinamool Congress, ending an association that lasted about five years.
Bhutia took to twitter to announce parting of the ways.
“As of today I have officially resigned from the membership and all the official and political posts of All India Trinamool Congress party. I am no longer a member or associated with any political party in India,” Bhutia tweeted.
TMC is led by Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal.
Bhutia had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Darjeeling constituency, but he lost to the BJP's SS Ahluwalia. Two years later, he contested the West Bengal assembly elections from Siliguri and lost.
Last year, he had defied the official line when he backed the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland.
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