Replacing Maheish Girri, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has been announced as BJP's candidate from the East Delhi constituency in the second list of candidates released by the BJP on Monday
Gambhir will take on Atishi and Arvinder Singh Lovely from the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress respectively.
Gambhir joined the party last month, saying that he was impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his vision for the country.
Twitter was quick to react, and wished the southpaw all the best for his new innings off the field.
Congratulations @GautamGambhir for BJP'S candidate from EAST Delhi. India needs a leader like you. You have our support for your every voice against Antinationals. You will win by very high margin.#gautamgambhir #Elections2019— Chowkidar Naveen (@ynm1978) April 22, 2019
With the entry of #GautamGambhir in Politics of Delhi, #AAP will loose all its 7 seats. That will expel Arvind Kejriwal from National Politics and he will become Regional Political again. Congress and AAP lost Survival battle against BJP in Delhi due to their EGO. #Prediction— Deepak Doddamani (@deepbaazigar) April 22, 2019
Gambir is true Indian. Respects our country, respects our soldiers. Very nice man. Great choice. East Delhi is lucky enough to have a clean young politician. All the best Gambir. #gautamgambhir— Chowkidar Murli Narasimhan (@murlidn007) April 22, 2019
#gautamgambhir It's great news that BJP has nominated your name for East Delhi MP seat. I and my family as well as my friends fully support to be elected as MP to do noble work as you are already doing as I listen on Radio Fever. Wishing great success. T D Bhatia— T D Bhatia (@TDBhatia2) April 22, 2019
Gautam Gambhir has been one of the most decorated Indian cricketers. The left-hander has played many match-winning innings for the country with the most notable coming in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka, where he scored a match-winning 97.
He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December, 2018. With the game of cricket behind him, Gambhir would hope to perform similarly, but this time, off the field.
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