Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has declined the BJP’s provide to contest the Lok Sabha polls on get together ticket citing private causes, a prime chief of its Delhi unit mentioned.
He, nevertheless, asserted that Shewag’s former teammate Gautam Gambhir is “critical” concerning making a foray into politics and will contest the polls from Delhi.
Sehwag’s identify was into account for the West Delhi seat that’s at the moment being held by BJP MP Parvesh Verma. However, Sehwag refused the provide citing private causes, the chief mentioned.
He mentioned, “Sehwag mentioned he was not interested by politics or contesting elections.”
In February, there have been reviews that Sehwag may contest the polls on BJP ticket from Rohtak in Haryana. However the former India opener had posted on Twitter, “Some issues by no means change, like this hearsay. Similar in 2014, and no innovation even in Hearsay in 2019. Not then, not now. #BaatKhatam #5YearChallenge (sic).”
In July final 12 months, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had met Sehwag as a part of the get together’s ‘Sampark for Samarthan’ initiative, giving rise to speculations that he might be a part of the saffron get together.
The highest chief of the BJP’s Delhi unit mentioned, “Gambhir has began attending conferences within the run as much as the Lok Sabha polls. He attended one such assembly organised by a resident welfare affiliation in Defence Colony earlier this week.”
When contacted, Gambhir instructed PTI, “I’ve no clue of it. As of now, they’re rumours.”
After Gambhir introduced his retirement from all types of cricket in December final 12 months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had despatched him a congratulatory letter for his contribution to the game as nicely for his efforts to deliver “constructive distinction within the lives of the lesser privileged.”
“Whenever you introduced retirement from all types of cricket, you left a number of nicely wishers of yours disillusioned. Nevertheless, this resolution marks the beginning of not one however a number of different innings of your life,” Modi had mentioned within the letter.
After his retirement, there was hypothesis that Gambhir might be a part of politics however he had categorically rejected it at the moment.
Delhi will go to polls on Could 12. BJP candidates for the seven parliamentary seats within the nationwide capital are anticipated to be introduced within the first week of April.