Sourav Ganguly today said that he has refused BJP’s offer to contest 2014 Lok Sabha elections on party’s ticket.
Earlier, BJP had put forward the proposal to the ex-Indian skipper to contest polls, with party’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi reportedly suggesting that the famed ex-cricketer would be appointed sports minister if they won.
Today, on the side of a TV shoot at Wankhede, Ganguly confirmed party’s interest but said that he isn’t interested in the offer. “Yes, the BJP did make an offer. However, I have declined it. I won’t be contesting the elections,” he said.
Ganguly’s ex-teammate Sachin Tendulkar is a member of Parliament currently, and when asked if he would like to join his ex-opening partner in the upper house, he denied having any such intentions.
“No. My place is cricket ground, not the Parliament,” Ganguly confirmed.