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.
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Some 200 miles of levees have now been compromised in Nebraska, Iowa , Missouri and Kansas, the U.S. More rain is expected to worsen flood conditions in Nebraska and other parts of the Midwest.
New Zealand PM joins thousands to mourn mosque attack victims
Newspapers across the country ran full-page memorials with the names of the victims, and a call for national mourning. Officers dotted around Christchurch wore green ribbons pinned to their chests as a sign of peace and solidarity.
New Zealand women don headscarves to support Muslims after shootings
People perform the Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch , New Zealand March 22, 2019. Thousands more were planning to listen in on the radio or watch on television as the event was broadcast live.
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.