Gautam Gambhir Quits Politics: Wants to Focus on Cricket, Tells BJP President JP Nadda

Former BJP MP Gautam Gambhir from Delhi demands to be relieved of his political responsibilities. Gambhir shared this information on his social media handle on Saturday. He tagged BJP President JP Nadda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Home Minister Amit Shah in his post. He had requested JP Nadda to free him from political responsibilities.

Gambhir also mentioned the reason for wanting to leave political responsibilities. He stated that he now wants to fulfill his commitments related to cricket. He expressed gratitude to PM Modi and Amit Shah for giving him the opportunity to serve the country.

Gautam Gambhir Joined BJP in March 2019

Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 22, 2019. Just two months later, the BJP fielded him as a candidate from the East Delhi constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Gambhir emerged victorious with 6,95,109 votes, defeating Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Atishi and Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely. He was given the ticket in place of Mahesh Giri.

Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 22 March 2019.

Gautam Gambhir: From Cricketing Glory to Political Arena

Gautam Gambhir, a key figure in the Indian cricket team that clinched the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the ODI World Cup in 2011, was part of the Indian cricket squad from 2003 to 2016. His illustrious cricket career saw him achieving significant milestones on the field. In 2019, he ventured into politics and won the Lok Sabha elections from East Delhi on a BJP ticket. Gambhir was also conferred with the Padma Shri in 2019.

Known for his aggressive stance on the cricket field, Gambhir made a remarkable transition into politics, marked by vibrant rallies and fervent campaigning. His sudden foray into politics left political experts astounded, showcasing his prowess beyond the cricket pitch.

Stalemate Over Ticket Allocation for Delhi’s 4 MPs

According to sources, discussions took place in the meetings of the Central Election Committee of the party held from Thursday to Friday. It was deliberated that MPs who are non-performers and inactive will not be given tickets this time. Prime Minister Modi does not want to take any risks with his target of 400 plus.

BJP has MPs in all 7 Lok Sabha constituencies of Delhi. It is speculated that this time, the tickets may be allocated to Dr. Harsh Vardhan from Chandni Chowk, former Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir, Meenakshi Lekhi from New Delhi constituency, and Hansraj Hans from North-West Delhi. Meanwhile, the tickets of Manoj Tiwari, Ramesh Bidhuri, and Parvesh Verma are under consideration for confirmation.

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