Gautam Gambhir today joined ruling national patry BJP ahead of lok sabha election 2019. Gautam today joined BJP in presence of finance minister arun jaitley and Information Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
He said he is deeply imperessed by Prime Minister Narendar Modi and looks forward in working with him and his party. He said “I am impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision I am joining this party . I have contributed to the field of cricket and now hope to do more for the country.”
Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all form of cricket in december last year. After that, he was vocal on many social issues and expressing his thought on social media. Many speculations were raise in media about gambhir joining the politics. Although he dismissed all these reports and called it as rumors. In fact, a few days earlier when asked to him about joining about politics. He said he has no interest in joining any political party.
When Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December last year, Modi praised him by writing a letter for his achievements and contribution in Indian cricket. But besides congratulating him on his success in cricket, Modi also praised him for his nationalistic stand and community service. It had been in speculation in media after his retirement that he would join politics and finally he had.
Sports fraternity reaction on gambhir joining BJP:-
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) March 22, 2019
Welcome, @GautamGambhir and many congrats for the beginning of a new innings.
May it be as illustrious as the old one, and may you serve the Nation as part of @BJP4India family for years to come!
— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) March 22, 2019
Wish you well @GautamGambhir. Politics needs honest, committed people. Much as I admired your first innings, I hope your second innings is even better.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 22, 2019