Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday with weeks to go for the Lok Sabha elections and said he was ’impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision’.
Inducting the former cricketer into the party, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “Gambhir has excelled in his career and the party hopes to utilizes his talent. The BJP will benefit from his talent.” FM Arun Jaitley further said “We are a cadre government and it’s our one of specialty. Now, with people like Shri Gautam Gambhir ji joining BJP we have become a mass cadre party of India.”
After being inducted to BJP by FM Arun Jaitley Gautam Gambir said “I am impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision… I have contributed to the field of cricket and now hope to do more for the country.”
During the press briefing When Arun Jaitley asked if Gambhir would contest from a Lok Sabha seat in Delhi, Jaitley said let the party’s election committee decide that.
Gautam Gambir’s social media activities were already indicating that he can join BJP before Lok Sabha Election. The way he was been raising questions on Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook against Kejriwal for poor governance and pollution level of Delhi. But during that period he had always denied all the speculation about joining politics.