Bhaichung Bhutia Treated like outsider in TMC

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RAJEEV RAVIDAS-Telegraph Gangtok: Former Indian soccer star Bhaichung Bhutia has broken his silence on his resignation from Trinamul last month, accusing a section of party leaders of treating him like an “outsider” while signalling a political career in home state Sikkim. “Since I was an outsider (in Bengal), I was opposed not just by the […]

Bhaichung Bhutia inaugurates sports development office for north Bengal, push for cricket

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Baichung inaugurates sports development office for north Bengal Writes Prashant Acharya for EOI SILIGURI 4 Jul 2016 Former footballer Baichung Bhutia today inaugurated the office of the North Bengal Board for Development of Sports and Games (NBBDSG) at the Kanchenjunga Stadium for the all-round development of games and sports in the region. “The board will […]

Bhaichung might become Darjeeling District TMC president

Siliguri, June 17: Mamata Banerjee is likely to announce the new president of the Darjeeling Trinamul district committee in Calcutta tomorrow and ex-footballer Bhaichung Bhutia and Pratul Chakraborty are being considered for the post, sources in the organisation said. The chief minister, said the sources, wanted the replacement of Ranjan Sarkar, the current president of […]

Bhaichung Bhutia ineligible to contest Assembly elections in Bengal

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Siliguri, March 5: Former footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, announced as Trinamul candidate from the Siliguri Assembly seat yesterday, figures on the voter list of his home state of Sikkim and not that of Bengal. This should make him ineligible to contest Assembly elections in Bengal, according to the Handbook of Candidates published by the Election Commission […]

Darjeeling District TMC Committee formed by Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee at a meeting on Friday officially formed the party’s Darjeeling District Committee and Darjeeling Hill Committee. Informing about the meeting, the newly reappointed TMC Darjeeling hill committee president Rajen Mukhia said the party’s Darjeeling district committee will have Gautam Dev as President, while Bhaichung Bhutia, Nantu Pal and Alok Chakrabarty […]

BJP SS Ahluwalia wins in Darjeeling, Interesting times lie ahead in the hills

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BJP candidate for Darjeeling constituency, Surinder Singh Ahluwalia won by 196,795 votes in the Lok Sabha Election.SS Ahluwalia secured 487,564 votes, while Bhaichung, TMC candidate, received 290,769 votes. Darjeeling residents arrive at Shri S S Ahaluwalia’s place in Darjeeling Rior to Lok Sabha polls, Darjeeling witnessed an upsurge of Trinamool Congress under the draconian eyes […]

Mamata Banerjee in Chowrasta, Darjeeling – campaign for Bhaichung Bhutia

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“Will not allow division of Bengal” – Mamata Banerjee Chowrasta, Darjeeling 13th April: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today held TMC (Trinamool Congress) public meeting in Chowrasta Darjeeling. In the rally Mamata Banerjee campaigned for the Bhaichung Bhutia, the TMC candidate from the Darjeeling constituency.She heavily criticized GJMM (Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and BJP), She […]

GNLF public meeting in Darjeeling after two and half years without Ghishing

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Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) held a public meeting in Darjeeling after a gap of two and half years, however party president Subash Ghising did not show up in the meeting. The GNLF had held its last public meeting in April 2011 during the last Assembly Elections, where Ghising had addressed a massive crowd while […]

Bhaichung blessed by Lepcha support

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Kalimpong April 10: Expected and speculated in the political circles of the hills, the Indigenous Lepcha Tribal Association (ILTA) Thursday extended its support to TMC candidate Bhaichung Bhutia that could put things for the GJM-BJP alliance in jeopardy. Bhaichung and Mamata Bannerjee Attended by Lepchas from across the hills, the association today held a public […]

NaMo Vs Didi at Darjeeling turf

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Our take: ” Praise on honesty was a balancing act, but NaMo lost to Didi as Lepchas supported Bhaichung.” “When people have no faith on the police, they have faith on the Gorkhas and rely on their honesty. You dream is our dream”—Narendra Modi or NaMo in Siliguri. The words spoken by NaMo means a […]

TMC releases 16 points Commitment paper for Hill’s development

TMC releases Commitment paper, promising 16 development agenda for the hills Bhaichung released a 16 point commitment paper, especially designed to reach the hill people. TMC Bhaichung Bhutia releases-  16 points Commitment paper for Hill’s development The promises include: 1. Demanding Darjeeling Hills a ‘special package of facilities’ and 2. Declaring the area tax-free for the […]

Bhaichung, dismayed by the turnout at Badamtam

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Few people were present at Badamtam public meeting of TMC  in Darjeeling, the locals of Badamtam area stayed indoors during a party meeting today. This left Trinamool Congress to allege that the (GJM) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha scared away its supporters. Bhaichung, dismayed by the turnout at Badamtam where he had got a big reception last July when he […]

GNLF chief Subash Ghishing decided to Support TMC – LS election

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Finally the wait is over and GNLF chief Subash Ghishing , Appa as his supporters calls him, has taken the crucial decision for the Lok Sabha election  2014. After the meeting of the central committee GNLF came out with the decision to support Bhaichung Bhutia a TMC candidate from Darjeeling Constituency for the Lok Sabha […]

Shyam Thapa extends his support to Bhaichung

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Former footballer and coach, Shyam Thapa supported Bhaichung ’s campaign, joining him on stage as he addressed a sea of supporters at Lalbazar in Chopra. Shyam Thapa extends his support to Bhaichung Thapa holds the unique distinction of being a former player at both rival clubs East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. He also holds the […]

Darjeeling football association to support the BJP not Bhaichung

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Darjeeling football association held a meeting on April 2, on the political situation in Darjeeling and decided to support the BJP candidate SS Ahluwalia, who is in favor of Gorkhas. The Association feel that all the players have been so much suppressed under the government of WB which forced them to take this step and […]

Sikkim, Darjeeling and Kalimpong are one – Bhaichung / Baichung Bhutia

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Mirik – Faced with constant attacks of rivals calling him an outsider, TMC’s Darjeeling candidate Bhaichung Bhutia today said, “Sikkim, Darjeeling and Kalimpong are one. Even if separated by geographical boundaries we share relationship of blood and land.” Baichung Bhutia – we share relationship of blood and land He claimed the people of Darjeeling do […]

Darjeeling Lok Sabha Election Close battle, Ghising may determine the outcome

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Darjeeling Lok Sabha Election – Close battle on the cards in Darjeeling Lok Sabha Election 2014. A football star, an academician and a former parliamentarian are locked in a battle in North Bengal’s Darjeeling hills, where the Gorkhaland movement rages. And the results will determine whether Gorkhaland would be the next Telangana. Darjeeling Lok Sabha […]

Mamata Banerjee against bifurcation of the West Bengal, Darjeeling integral part of it

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Gorubathan: Sending out a strong message against bifurcation of the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said Darjeeling is an integral part of it and blamed Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) of trying to play divisive politics without bothering about the development of the hills. West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee […]
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