Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir joins BJP


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Indian cricketer and former opener Gautam Gambhir has begun his political innings by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The World Cup hero was welcomed to the political party by Cabinet Minister, Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The left-hander said that he joined the national party after being 'impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's work'. He also thanked BJP for offering him an opportunity to serve the nation.

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In the meantime, when asked about if Gambhir will be provided with a Lok Sabha ticket or not, Arun Jaitley said that the decision lies within the party's Election Committee. However, he stated that his inclusion would benefit them in a positive manner.

Taking a jibe at Navjot Singh Sidhu, he also added that while various cricketers have sided with Pakistan, Gambhir is not one of them. Alongside, he also criticised Sam Pitroda for demanding the proof of surgical strike by the Indian government.

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