Sourav Ganguly may stay off the political pitch, as of now rumours to join politics at it's the peak
Sourav Ganguly may be join politics soon, rumours at it's high
The BJP brass is keen to see BCCI president Sourav Ganguly at PM Modi’s mega show at the Brigade Parade Ground on Sunday, hours after the former Indian captain said in an interview: “Sobai sob kichhur jonyo hoy na (everyone is not meant for every role).” He said this to a private media channel on Thursday, in response to a question on his name doing the rounds over joining politics.
One reason behind the BJP’s hope to get the former Indian cricket captain on the Brigade dais is to add value to the Prime Minister’s gathering. BJP insiders would like to distinguish the PM’s rally from any other BJP show. Speculation was rife about Sourav’s joining politics soon after he took responsibility as BCCI president with Union home minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah as BCCI secretary.
Sourav, however, has kept himself away from direct politics for all these days. The former Indian cricket captain has always projected himself as a sportsman and focused on sports-related administration. Sourav’s friend and CPM leader Asok Bhattacharya told TOI that Maharaj didn’t want to join politics. “Sourav called me today. He told me that he is content with what he is doing and doesn’t want to join politics,” Bhattacharya said.
Bengal BJP leaders don’t have any information about Sourav’s coming to the PM’s Brigade meeting on March 7. “We have no concrete information about his coming to the rally. But if he comes he is most welcome,” said BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu. BJP state spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya spoke on similar lines the other day. “Sourav is back to his normal activities. If he goes there, we think he will like it. The crowd will also like that. But we don’t know. It is for him to decide,” Bhattacharya said.
The former Indian skipper hasn’t responded to the open invitation. On the contrary, he told the private media channel: “Ami mather look (I am a sportsman). Keep your questions restricted to cricket only.”
Sourav made his priorities loud and clear. And this is not the first time he did that. Yet, BJP leaders refuse to give up, hoping that the Bengal icon might take a last-minute move and join the PM’s rally on Sunday.
Regarding the Brigade rally, Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh set to rest the speculations. “I have no idea. He has said nothing about it,” Ghosh said.