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India: Cricket World Cup star Gautam Gambhir joins ruling BJP

India: Cricket World Cup star Gautam Gambhir joins ruling BJP
Friday 22
13:10 2019

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party on Friday, leaving a panel to decide whether to field him as a candidate in the cricket-crazy country's upcoming general election. With 9 million followers on Twitter, Gambhir could give Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) some extra pulling-power in the campaign for an election which will run from April 11 till May 23. A top-order batsman from New Delhi, Gambhir played match-winning knocks in two cricket World Cup finals and also led his club team to two victories in the Indian Premier League. "I am joining this party ...

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Aljazeera : India: Cricket World Cup star Gautam Gambhir joins ruling BJP

Summary: Gambhir, who played match-winning knocks in two cricket World Cup finals, joins ruling Hindu nationalist BJP party.

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