SP wants Sourav to fight polls from UP: Dona Ganguly
After getting an offer from the CPI(M) to join the party in West Bengal, former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is being wooed to fight the coming elections from UP, but he has not taken any decision, his wife, Dona indicated.india Updated: Feb 17, 2009 18:06 IST
After getting an offer from the CPI(M) to join the party in West Bengal, former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is being wooed to fight the coming elections from Uttar Pradesh, but he has not taken any decision, his wife, Dona indicated on Tuesday.
“The West Bengal government definitely wants that he (Sourav) should step into politics and when I was in Lucknow for a programme, some minister who was there said that he should come and fight from UP,” Dona said here, but she was not sure whether it was the ruling BSP which made the offer.
“Such offers keep coming but Sourav has not yet decided.”
Asked which party wanted to offer a ticket to Sourav, Dona said “I don’t remember, I think Samajwadi Party although I may be wrong. Since I am not into politics I don’t exactly know the names of people in politics. But I think it was SP.”
SP leader Amar Singh, however, told reporters “Nobody from our side has officially gone to Dona Ganguly. If someone went on our behalf, I don’t know about it. But if Ganguly wants to join SP, we will consider ourselves lucky.”
Dona, who is an accomplished Odissi dancer, was here to perform at the annual cultural festival “Triveni Mahotsav”.
First Published: Feb 17, 2009 18:04 IST