New Delhi: Former international cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP. He is expected to be fielded in the Lok Sabha polls from one of the seats in the national capital.
He joined the BJP here in the presence of Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Gambhir said he was influenced by the PM Modi’s vision and will work for the country’s welfare.
Jaitley described Gambhir’s joining as an “important induction”. He said the party will take a call at a suitable time whether to field him in the Lok Sabha polls.
BJP sources, however, said Gambhir may be fielded from the New Delhi constituency, currently represented by the party’s Meenakshi Lekhi.
Jaitley noted that Gambhir grew up and studied in Delhi, highlighting his link with the city, and said the party will utilise his talent in a maximum way.
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