India’s 1983 World Cup-winning hero Roger Binny seems set to grow to be the brand new president of the cricket board as incumbent Sourav Ganguly, who held the place for 3 years, is anticipated to make approach for him.
On condition that cricket and politics in India are nearly inseparable and likewise towards the backdrop of quite a few rumours over time of Ganguly “altering turfs” and certain becoming a member of the BJP, there have been reactions from events in West Bengal in regards to the developments.
The previous India captain has not commented on the problem.
Sourav Ganguly turning into BCCI president in 2019 had come as a little bit of a shock to many. Tuesday’s developments evoked considerably related reactions.
Veteran Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy stated, “That is dangerous. He was made to go away this submit as a result of he didn’t be part of politics? Is that this the explanation?”
The social gathering’s Rajya Sabha member Dr Santanu Sen took to Twitter to specific his emotions.
One other instance of political vendetta.
However @SGanguly99 cannot be.
We’re with you Dada!
— DR SANTANU SEN (@SantanuSenMP) October 11, 2022
Within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering surprised the TMC and plenty of pundits by bagging 18 of the 42 seats in Bengal. The saffron outfit then went all out, although unsuccessfully, to safe a win within the 2021 meeting elections.
Ganguly turned BCCI president in 2019, and afterwards there was a buzz in Bengal that “Dada (Sourav) would be part of the BJP and tackle Didi (TMC chief Mamata Banerjee)”.
Nevertheless, Sourav received hospitalised simply earlier than the meeting polls due to a coronary heart ailment.
There was no affirmation on whether or not he had been approached by the BJP to take the political plunge.
In Might this 12 months, Ganguly hosted residence minister Amit Shah and different BJP leaders at his residence, reigniting the rumours.
BJP Bengal spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya stated, “Pulling Sourav into such a political sport is defaming him. The TMC is doing that.”
Maharaj, as Ganguly is thought in Bengal, was additionally lately seen on stage with Mamata Banerjee at a rally by the state authorities to thank UNESCO for granting a heritage tag to the Durga Puja competition.
Additionally, his spouse Dona Ganguly’s dance troupe was seen acting at a post-Durga Puja carnival this 12 months within the state.