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Sourav Ganguly will be most welcome at PM's rally: BJP

March 03, 2021 10:17 IST

Amid speculation over Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly attending the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata on March 7, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday said that it would be up to the former cricketer to decide whether he will be there or not.

IMAGE: BCCI president Saurav Ganguly attends his wife Dona Ganguly's dance school's Saraswati puja in Kolkata on February 16, 2021. Photograph: ANI Photo

If the former Indian captain considers attending the programme, health and weather conditions permitting, he will be most welcome, BJP spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya told reporters in Kolkata.

Ganguly was discharged from hospital on January 31, three days after he underwent a fresh round of angioplasty to clear clogged coronary arteries.


Two more stents were implanted during the surgery.

Following a mild heart attack in early January, he was diagnosed with Triple Vessel Disease. A stent was inserted into one of the blocked arteries at that time.

"We know Sourav is under rest at home. If he considers attending the meeting, health and weather conditions permitting, he will be most welcome. If he is present, we think he will like it. The crowd will also like that. But we don't know. It is for him to decide," Bhattacharya said.

There was no word from the side of the 48-year-old BCCI chief on the issue.

There has been speculation that he will join politics ahead of the assembly election in the state.

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