A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid a go to to his residence and had dinner with his household, which grabbed consideration, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly Saturday spoke of his shut relation with Chief Minister, who is identified to be a strident critic of the BJP. Ganguly, former Indian cricket staff captain, additionally showered reward on minister and metropolis mayor Firhad Hakim describing him as an individual who may be approached by anybody at any time of the day.
Our honourable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is an individual very near me. I had approached her to assist up this institute,” he mentioned on the inauguration programme of a personal hospital right here.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah met with BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly and had dinner with him at his residence in Kolkata, West Bengal pic.twitter.com/dCn3TkgsT1
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The former southpaw mentioned, “I’m additionally very near Firhad Hakim. He has been seeing me since I used to be in Class 1. He has been our household buddy. All who method him get assist. I too have known as him a number of occasions,” Ganguly mentioned.
Shah’s go to to Ganguly’s residence on Friday had fuelled hypothesis that the previous cricketer would be a part of politics quickly.
The dinner was reported to be a detailed household affair the place apart from Ganguly and his spouse danseuse Dona Ganguly, the cricketer’s elder brother Snehasish Ganguly and different relations had been hosts.
Shah was accompanied by BJP idealogue, Swapan Dasgupta, the celebration’s state president Sukanta Majumdar and the Leader of Opposition in West Bengal meeting, Suvendu Adhikari.
Aware of the conjectures, Ganguly had mentioned on Friday, ?Many speculations are rife ? however I’ve identified him (Shah) since 2008. While taking part in, I used to fulfill him. There’s nothing greater than that”.
He had additionally identified he had labored with Shah’s son, Jay Amitbhai Shah, within the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Jay Shah is the BCCI secretary.
Dona Ganguly had mentioned there was no dialogue on politics throughout Shah’s go to to the Ganguly residence. “It is human to take a position. But if there is any information, everybody will know.”
She had additionally mentioned, “I do not know whether or not Sourav will enter politics or not. But he’ll do effectively if he joins politics. I imagine he’ll do good work for the individuals”.
Ganguly had visited the state secretariat on April 28 and met Banerjee concerning allocation of land to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), of which he is the president, to construct a stadium.
Political analyst Biswajit Chakraborty described Ganguly as a “businessman” who is making an attempt to keep up good phrases with the central and state governments in order that his enterprise runs easily.
“Ganguly is doing this for his personal profit. He is aware of that he has to maintain each the Centre and Mamata Banerjee joyful in order that his enterprise retains operating. He has been balancing fairly properly,” Chakraborty advised PTI.
Another analyst known as Ganguly a “good gentleman” who was doing a “balancing act”.
“Ganguly is an immensely clever man. I assume Shah had come to his residence yesterday to judge how a lot Ganguly is able to plunge into politics. And in the present day, he (Ganguly) spoke about his closeness to the CM. Though I don’t see any significance in it, I believe he is doing it as a result of he has to outlive each nationally in addition to within the state,” he added.