‘No Political Development at the Moment,’ Clarifies Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly had met Amit Shah on Saturday in the national capital triggering speculations.
BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday denied all speculations that he would be joining the BJP. The former Indian captain said it would not happen "at the moment" as neither he nor Union home minister Amit Shah had any discussions about it during their recent meeting.
Ganguly had met Shah on Saturday in the national capital triggering speculations that the former had been offered the BCCI president's post in return for which he would contest the crucial West Bengal assembly elections in 2021 as a BJP candidate.
"I've heard these political questions before too when I met Mamata didi, the chief minister of West Bengal," Ganguly told reporters at CAB.
“I met Amit Shah for the first time. Neither was I asked a question on what’s going to happen to BCCI, whether I’m going to get a post or not. Nor was there any discussion of the sort that ‘you (meaning himself) get this (BCCI presidentship) only if you agree to that’. So there’s no of political development at the moment.”Sourav Ganguly
Ganguly, who is the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), on Monday pipped former India batsman Brijesh Patel to emerge as the lone contender in the race for the post of BCCI president. He was the only one to have filed the nomination for the post.
Apart from Ganguly, Amit Shah's son Jay Shah will be the new secretary of BCCI and Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Dhumal is the younger brother of MoS Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur.
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