Bhutia took to his Tweeter to break the news where he wrote, “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.”
The TMC declined to comment on Bhutias resigning from the party.
In 2011, Bhutia retired from football to test his career in politics and joined Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in West Bengal in 2013. He contested 2014 Lok Sabha election from Darjeeling constituency but unfortunately lost out to BJP.