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Former Indian Cricketer Ashoke Dinda joins BJP

Former India player Ashoke Dinda on Wednesday (February 24, 2021) joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of Union Minister Babul Supriyo and West Bengal BJP vice-president Arjun Singh.
 

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West Bengal, First Published Feb 25, 2021, 10:01 AM IST
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Former India player Ashoke Dinda on Wednesday (February 24, 2021) joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of Union Minister Babul Supriyo and West Bengal BJP vice-president Arjun Singh.

Three weeks ago, Ashoke Dinda announced his retirement from the field of cricket. He represented India in 13 ODIs and nine T20Is where he managed to register 12, and, 17 scalps respectively.

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Earlier in the same day, Cricketer Manoj Tiwary joined the Trinamool Congress at a rally in Hooghly in presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

After joining TMC, Manoj Tiwary said, “BJP is playing divisive policy and Mamata Banerjee is trying to unite people together. When I play cricket, I play for the country, not on the basis of religion.”

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Tiwary's induction to the TMC will come as a major relief for Mamata Banerjee because many heavyweight leaders have left the side of Mamata Banerjee and joined the BJP in recent times.

Ashoke Dinda and Manoj Tiwary's political innings begin months ahead of the West Bengal assembly polls. The West Bengal Assembly with 294 seats will likely go to polls in April-May 2021. 

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