Gautam Gambhir joins BJP, Likely to contest Lok Sabha election, Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir began a new innings on Friday when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election.
Now, Gambhir has announced his decision to take on a more challenging game, that of the electorate, after being inducted into the Delhi cadre of the Bhartiya Janta Party ahead of the upcoming elections.
He was recently conferred upon the Padma Shri award. BJP sources said Gambhir may be fielded from the New Delhi constituency, currently represented by the party’s Meenakshi Lekhi. A final decision is yet to be taken though, they added.
“I am joining this party (BJP) after getting influenced by PM Narendra Modi’s vision. I am honoured to get the opportunity to join this platform,” said Gambhir. BJP sources said Gambhir may be fielded from the New Delhi constituency, currently represented by the party’s Meenakshi Lekhi.