Arun Jaitley refused to confirm anything, said "Leave the decision to the party's election committee".
The former opening batsman joined the party here in the presence of Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad. Just two months ago, Gambhir had rubbished reports that he was joining politics. He was born here and has grown up here.
In 2017, Sidhu joined the Congress party stating that the BJP-Akali Dal coalition government in Punjab failed to control the drug menace.
Speaking about the move, Azad said that PM Modi's claim of fighting corruption was a "jumla" and also alleged that the BJP lacked internal democracy.
Gautam Gambhir thanked the BJP for welcoming him saying he was "doing something special for the country". "I am honoured to get the opportunity to join this platform". "With sir's blessing, I am going to try my best", Gambhir said.Читайте также: New Zealand women don headscarves to support Muslims after shootings
The former left-handed opening batsman resides in Delhi's Rajendra Nagar neighbourhood, now held by the party's Meenakshi Lekhi.
Gambhir said he had been "influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his vision", ANI reported. "I don't know who started it".
Gambhir officially announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on December 4, 2018. He has played all formats of the game including domestic cricket for Delhi, captained Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League. In the 2009 general election, he again won from the same seat but he was not nominated from the seat in 2014 general election.
Gautam Gambhir's tweet dated January 3, 2019.
Gambhir made his one-day worldwide debut for the Indian national team in April 2003. He is the only Indian and one of only four worldwide batsman to score hundreds in five consecutive Tests in the 2009-10 season. Gautam Gambhir has been awarded the Padma Sri, has been non-committal about joining politics.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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