Why did Sourav Ganguly return land given by CM Mamata Banerjee?
First Published 24, Aug 2020, 12:19 PM
Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is back in news not for cricket but politics. Speculations about him joining politics have returned after he met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Here are the details of why the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) president Ganguly met the chief minister and why there are talks of his entry to politics.
Amid the preparations for IPL 2020 in the UAE, Ganguly recently met Mamata at her office, according to a report in Outlook magazine’s website.
The report stated that Ganguly had met the chief minister to return the land provided to him by the TMC government.
As per the report, earlier, Ganguly was given the land from the Left government to build a school. But due to legal issues, he was unable to get it.
“It is learnt that the West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation, at the behest of the TMC government, had allocated land to Ganguly for building an up to Class XII (ICSE) school. Ganguly soon ran into legal issues here as well,” the report said.
Now, Ganguly Educational And Welfare Society, which has Ganguly as president, has decided to return the land, said the report.
With his latest move, there are speculations that he may join the BJP ahead of next year’s Assembly election in Bengal.
Last year, Ganguly had said he has no political ambitions.