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Cricketer Manoj Tiwary joins TMC

February 24, 2021 13:08 IST

Manoj Tiwary's tweet


Bengal cricketer Manoj Tiwary has joined Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.

'A new journey begins from today. Need all your love & support. From now onwards this will be my political profile on Instagram,' Tiwary tweeted.

Tiwary is in line to contest the Bengal assembly election from a constituency in Howrah district.

IMAGE: Manoj Tiwary shared his new Instagram handle with his Twitter followers.

Tiwary has represented India in white-ball cricket and Bengal in Ranji Trophy cricket.

The 35-year-old cricketer had slammed celebrities for their seemingly co-ordinated tweets against the farmers' protests.

Tiwary is being seen as a replacement for cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla who recently quit his ministerial post and also resigned as president of the Howrah Zilla Trinamool Congress (Sadar) unit.

The 39-year-old former Team India pacer and Bengal cricket captain is still the MLA for Howrah (Uttar).

In a letter to TMC Chairperson Mamata Banerjee, Shukla said he was taking a break from politics as he wanted to concentrate more on cricket.

Rediff Cricket