Is Sourav Ganguly becoming a member of the BJP? Tracing the ‘Dada’ conundrum
Nehru fanboy Ramchandra Guha in his new memoir did not keep any punches though likely soon after BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. He termed legendary cricketer ‘greedy’ but then, it could be a circumstance of bitter grapes as the alleged ‘historian’ experienced before resigned from the Committee of Administrators which was appointed by the Supreme Courtroom to regulate the BCCI.
There is one more purpose, nevertheless, which has gained the previous captain of the Indian cricket staff a whole lot of criticism from anticipated quarters. There have been persistent rumours for a extensive time that he would chunk the bullet and join the BJP in advance of the elections in 2021. So much, he has not but that has not silenced speculations.
There are times when the speculations are stronger than other folks but rumours of Sourav Ganguly signing up for the BJP have refused to die out. For occasion, before in August, the former cricketer had returned the two-acre land at New City he experienced gained from the Trinamool Authorities to establish a university. He had personally satisfied Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna, the condition secretariat, for the exact same but it was a remarkably peaceful affair.
As late as November, senior Trinamool chief Sougata Roy designed his displeasure known at the prospect of the BCCI president having a dive in politics. “I would not be joyful (if he joins politics). Sourav is an icon for all Bengalis, the only cricket captain from Bengal. He is also well known mainly because of his Tv set display but Sourav has no qualifications in politics, he would not be ready to serve politics,” he advised India These days.
Sougata Roy additional said, “He does not know the challenges of the region and its weak. He has no publicity to poverty, issues of labour.” These do not seem to be to be pretty plausible factors as ‘Dada’ has large level of popularity amongst Bengalis transcending course obstacles. West Bengal also has a record of electing candidates from the leisure field, some in TMC alone. And Ganguly’s level of popularity beats theirs by a region mile.
His privileged history is unlikely to be a liability or an impediment as he will have a modern political equipment at his disposal must he be a part of the BJP. It is additional very likely that it will operate in his favour as certain sections of the urban Bengali Hindu citizens will come across Ganguly a far more palatable Main Ministerial prospect than others.
Sourav Ganguly himself is known to share a cordial romantic relationship with Amit Shah and his son Jay Shah, who also occurs to be the Secretary of BCCI. Dona Ganguly, the cricketer’s spouse, a dancer of sizeable pedigree by her personal correct, was observed doing at BJP Mahila Morcha’s Durga Puja in Kolkata.
Due to the political mother nature of the BCCI appointment, and the cordial connection amongst Ganguly and senior leaders of the party, it is a issue of endless speculation that he could be the Main Ministerial candidate for the BJP in 2021 Assembly Elections in West Bengal.
But it has also been noted that Sourav Ganguly has conveyed his disinterest in becoming a member of politics to the BJP. House Minister Amit Shah, on the other hand, has been remarkably nonchalant about the potential clients of him becoming a member of the get together. Previous 12 months, he denied that the get together experienced manufactured any attempts to recruit the cricketer but admitted that ‘it would be good’ if he joined.
With momentum in BJP’s favour soon after Suvendu Adhikari jumped ship, it continues to be to be observed whether or not it is the closing straw and Sourav Ganguly ultimately made the decision to just take the plunge. A ‘Dada’ vs ‘Didi’ fight in 2021 will absolutely be a really attractive prospect for any political observer.