Bhaichung Bhutia vows to work for the development of football in India | Football News

GANGTOK: Unfazed by the massive defeat at the hands of Kalyan Chaubey in the recent elections for the post of AIFF The president, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia said on Wednesday that he would help work hard for the development of football in the country.
“I am determined to work for the development of football in the country,” he told reporters at a press conference a day after returning to his home country of Sikkim.
He thanked all these people and various social organizations and political parties for supporting him during the electoral process.
“Now is the time to dust off all election-related issues and focus on the ongoing work to improve the beautiful game of football in the country,” Bhutia said.
The 45-year-old former striker said he was ‘shocked to see the level of political interference in the elections for various AIFF posts in which three Union Ministers and around nine Chief Ministers tangled in different levels to influence the outcome”.
However, he refrained from mentioning the names of the politicians who had interfered in the conduct of the poll.
“All that has been said and done on the election results cannot be undone, but I would like to once again congratulate Kalyan Chaubey on his election as AIFF President and hope that football will develop under his chairmanship. .” said Bhutia.
The former footballer, meanwhile, regretted that the growth of football had “suffered over the past decades as the wrong people” were inducted into the national and state association due to “political influence”.
Responding to various allegations from his political critics questioning his contributions to football in Sikkim or elsewhere, he challenged them to come forward and lead the Sikkim United Football Club for at least three years.
The former India captain said he was maintaining a positive attitude following the election failure and said philosophically that ‘even the heavenly powers want me to stay in Sikkim and do a good job for the people’ .
Bhutia, the founding leader of Hamro Sikkim Eveningtook pictures of the rising crime graph in Sikkim and claimed that his state was at the very top of the list in terms of crimes against children.
“How can our society move forward when we cannot even take care of our children? It is really sad to see the increase in crime against children in Sikkim according to NCRB data,” said he declared.
People in various public positions in Sikkim should be ashamed of this (increasing crime against children in Sikkim), he said attacking the government of Prem Singh Tamang with whom he does not share cordial relations.

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