New Delhi: The torchbearer of Indian football on the international arena, nicknamed as Sikkimese Sniper, Baichung Bhutia’s Hamro Sikkim Party has fielded seven candidates in the first list for the 2019 Sikkim Legislative Assembly election to be held on April 11.

Four of the seven candidates are youngsters, two are women. “Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) has thus fulfilled its promise of introducing new young faces and women to the politics of Sikkim and creating opportunity for the next generation to represent people of Sikkim,” party spokesperson Biraj Adhikari told MyNation.

“Candidates are active in public life and are involved in the service of people. They include a doctor, a former minister, a law keeper, a social worker, a teacher and an activist. Almost the entire spectrum of Sikkim society is reflected,” he added.

Adhikari expressed hope that with so many new, clean and young faces, who have a proven track record in public service, people of Sikkim shall spontaneously support the revolution for change of Sikkim politics that is being spearheaded by Hamro Sikkim Party.

“Bina Basnett, president of the party and a young doctor trained at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences is personally leading the charge to change the politics of Sikkim. She has kept her flourishing medical career on hold to become a catalyst of change in Sikkim,” he said.

The party is confident that its slogan “Naya Sikkim, Hamro Sikkim” will be realised in the upcoming election.

The Candidate Selection Committee (CSC) of Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) has selected the following persons as HPS candidates for the ensuing elections to the legislative Assembly of Sikkim.


Names of the candidates:                                           Profession

Yangthang DS Limboo (Male)                                       Teacher

Namthang-Rateypani SBTamang (Male)                       Lawkeeper

Rangang-Yangyang Kamla Rai (Female)                      Social Activist

West Pendam (SC) Indra Suji (Male)                             Social Worker

Namcheybung Anush Rai (Male)                                   Social Worker

Upper Tadong Dr. Bina Basnett (Female)                      Doctor

Djongu Athup Lepcha (Male)                                         Former minister