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Cricketer Dinesh Mongia begins new innings, joins BJP

Deepankar Sharda

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, December 28

After a big stint in cricket, former worldwide all-rounder Dinesh Mongia has began a brand new innings by becoming a member of the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) in New Delhi at present.

Mongia is probably the primary cricketer born in Chandigarh who joined a nationwide political get together. He had coached groups of the UT Schooling Division, schools and golf equipment in Chandigarh for a number of years now. He was lately appointed as the top coach of the Arunachal Pradesh cricket staff for the upcoming season.

The 44-year-old former all-rounder can also be a life member of the Punjab Cricket Affiliation (PCA), from the place he began his profession.

“It’s a very new innings. I hope to provide my greatest in politics too. There have been no such plans to hitch energetic politics. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient on nation’s improvement attracted me,” mentioned Mongia, who took a major membership of the nation’s ruling get together within the presence of the get together’s Punjab in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Rumours had been doing the rounds that he would contest the Meeting elections from Punjab. Nevertheless, Mongia denied any such improvement.

“There aren’t any plans as of now. No dialogue happened on this regard (contesting elections). I used to be impressed by the imaginative and prescient of ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas’. So, I made a decision to hitch the get together,” he mentioned.

Requested if he was approached by some other political group from Punjab, Mongia refused to remark.

The previous left-handed cricketer, who was additionally part of the 2003 Indian World Cup staff that completed runners-up, is a well known face amongst residents. He has been energetic in cricket teaching and introduced his retirement from all codecs in 2019. He represented the PCA by beginning his U-19 profession in October 1995. He made first-class debut in February 1996. After six years, he made his debut for the Indian staff in opposition to Australia in 2001 in Pune. He ended his profession with an mixture of 57 ODIs and one T20 worldwide.

‘Hope to provide my greatest in politics too’

It’s a very new innings. I hope to provide my greatest in politics too. There have been no such plans to hitch energetic politics. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient on nation’s improvement attracted me. — Dinesh Mongia, former worldwide all-rounder

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