Sikkim in SMS voting frenzy for Bhaichung Bhutia

Gangtok, May 24 (IANS) Sikkim witnessed an SMS frenzy as people from all walks of life voted for their favourite son of the soil, football star Bhaichung Bhutia, in the reality TV show "Jhalak Dikhla Ja".

The voting lines opened Friday 9 p.m. and closed 8 p.m. Saturday.

Women from 5th Mile at Tadong here, which is part of a organisation called Sahayta Club, chipped in with Rs.30,000 to buy mobile cash cards that would facilitate 10,000 SMS votes for Bhutia.

"We have all chipped in with the money we kept for running our households. Even our kids have broken their piggy banks to donate money to buy the cash cards to vote for the star footballer," said treasurer Phurkit Lepcha.

Lepcha admitted that getting huge amo