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Will form coalition with anyone wanting to work for betterment of Sikkim: Bhaichung Bhutia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ahead of the polls, former Indian Bhaichung Bhutia, who launched the Hamro Party in April, said Thursday his outfit will form a coalition with anyone wanting to work for the betterment of his state.

said that the HSP is currently in touch with national as well as regional parties which want progress of

"We are talking to all the parties right now. Whichever parties -- national or regional -- are wanting to work for the betterment of Sikkim, we are ready to form a coalition...," told when asked about his party forming a coalition with the or any other party in the polls.

The are scheduled to be held next year in the country.

Bhaichung had contested the 2014 polls and the 2016 elections as a candidate, but had lost the polls and quit in February.

The former Indian had then floated the HSP in April this year.

Meanwhile, the Hamro Party Thursday filed a petition in the seeking to change the "immigrant" tag of the Sikkimese Nepali community, he told reporters here.

said the ruling has not done anything to change the word from the apex court verdict delivered around 40 years back even as it had promised in its manifesto.

The the Sikkimese Nepali community had been tagged as "immigrant" in a judgement. Sikkim has three ethnic communities Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalis.

"We have filed a petition in the today urging it to look into it so that the word of immigrant is not used for the Sikkimese Nepali community..." he said.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 18:25 IST