On August 5th, the chief of BJP Mr Amit Shah had met India’s captain cool as a part of BJP’s ‘Contact for Support’ campaign and gave him the account of the work done by the Modi Govt in the past four years.
Now a report has said that one of the most successful captains of Indian cricket team, the captain cool and the deadly finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and will also contest the elections from Jharkhand.
The reports have claimed that the captain cool will contest elections from Jharkhand. Not just MS Dhoni but even the former Indian captain Gautam Gambir who is known for his pro-nation stand could contest from New Delhi on the BJP ticket.
Yes, the reports have said that Gautam Gambir might replace BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi as the ground report has suggested that people are against her. Not just that, even the party leaders are not happy with her works.
A BJP leader said that “Reports from the ground about Meenakshi Lekhi are not good. People from her constituency are not happy with her work and the party leadership has decided that she will not be repeated this time as a candidate from New Delhi. Gautam Gambhir, in most likelihood, will be the party’s candidate from the same seat. He has wide acceptability and is known for his social work. He is a Delhiite and will do his best for the people of Delhi”.
“Both players have wide acceptability, respect and credibility across the country and are regarded as leaders by all sections of society. They are not only leaders from their respective states, but also leaders of the country. Dhoni is currently the captain of the Chennai Super Kings team playing at the IPL (Indian Premier League) and thus has reach and mass base even in the southern parts of India. Both these players joining the party will be an asset for us” another senior BJP leader said this.
Recently we had seen how cricketer Gautam Gambir had stood by the soldiers when few of the power hungry players tried to play with the nation’s integrity. Now it won’t be a surprise if BJP uses his popularity for canvassing across the nation.
Even MS Dhoni is heavily attracted towards the Indian Army and he is also a para-commando. And the nation knows that BJP is a pro-soldier party. So if these star cricketers join BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha, the BJP would cross 300 MP seats without any difficulty. Note that the Modi wave is still intact.
There are predictions that the seats of BJP might reduce slightly in the Hindi speaking belt. But this will revert if MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambir contests from BJP ticket. Political analysts have also said that BJP would make huge gains in north-eastern states compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Note that BJP might sweep South India if superstar Rajnikant and Mohan Lal joins BJP.
Source: Sunday Gaurdian Live