As per BJP’s party sources, former Indian cricketers, Virender Sehwag, and Gautam Gambhir may well appear in Bharatiya Janata Party’s list when they release the names of candidates for all seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital. The list is likely to be out by March 10.
“The names of a former Delhi Congress MP, a senior central party leader, along with those of former cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, are being considered and may emerge as surprise contenders for the seats. Apart from all seven sitting MPs, more than 24 state leaders, including former MLAs, councillors and student leaders belonging to Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) are proposing names for the general elections,” the Delhi BJP leader said.
The names of Gambhir and Sehwag for the New Delhi seat has been making it to the headlines for a long time now. Gautam Gambhir fiercely expresses his political opinions and takes on the politicians on a wide range of issues on Twitter. Now, only time will tell whether these cricketers will fight elections for BJP or not.