News By/Courtesy: Sejal jain | 05 Jan 2021 17:01pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CPI(M) leader Ashok Bhattacharya claims the above.
  • Sourav Ganguly suffers from a mild heart attack.
  • He is being handled in Kolkata's private hospital.

Veteran CPI(M) leader Ashok Bhattacharya has kicked up a storm saying BCCI president and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is under pressure to join politics and some people wanted to use him for political gains. The assertion by Senior CPI(M) leader Ashok Bhattacharya that BCCI President and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, who has suffered a heart attack and is now hospitalized, was under pressure to enter politics on Sunday created a storm. There were a lot of talks that the former batting great would join the BJP ahead of the April-May elections for the state assembly this year. But Ganguly himself never made his plans to take the political plunge very plain. After a "mild" heart attack on Saturday, he underwent angioplasty. He is being handled in Kolkata's private hospital. "Some people wanted to use Ganguly politically. That probably exerted pressure on him. He is not a political element. He should be known as Sourav the sporting icon," Bhattacharya, a longtime family friend of the BCCI president, said. Bhattacharya said that he visited Ganguly at the hospital. And also said that We are not supposed to build pressure on him (for joining politics). (for joining politics). Last week, Bhattacharya told Sourav that he should not enter politics and he was not opposed to views. Dilip Ghosh BJP State President Dilip Ghosh, responding to the comments of the former minister, said that some people, because of their sick mentality, see politics in everything. Like millions of his fans, we just wish for Sourav to completely recover. The leader of the Senior Trinamool Congress and State Minister Sobhandeb Chatterjee, who also visited the former cricketer at the hospital, said that there was never any move to "into our party. We are proud to have him as the icon of sports." We are proud to have him as a sports icon. He was also visited by former teammate Ganguly and State Minister Lakshmi Ratan Shukla, TMC MLA, and daughter of late BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya, Baishali Dalmiya, Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya, and many others. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar visited the hospital on Saturday to inquire about his health. A week ago, in an "in a courtesy visit" Ganguly met Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan.

 

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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 07 Jan 2021 7:03am IST


Tags : Politics, Sourav Ganguly, BCCI

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