BJP's working president JP Nadda on Sunday added to the speculation about Mahendra Singh Dhoni joining the party. Saying that all kind of people were in touch with the party president Amit Shah at that time, he said that the party welcomes everyone including artists and sportsperson.
"The president was in contact with everyone at that time. But our party is inclusive - artists, sportspersons, they all are important part of the country. All are welcome" he said
Rumours have been floating about the former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni considering his retirement from the game. Although no such decision has been announced by the World Cup-winning captain yet, there have been loose talks of Dhoni joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after his retirement making rounds in the media.
BJP leader Sanjay Paswan who is a former MP from undivided Bihar and was an MoS in the Vajpayee-led NDA government, said that MS Dhoni could be following the footsteps of former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir and could join the political outfit following his retirement. He said that there had been long discussions about the former skipper joining the party, however, the decision will only be made after he announces his retirement.
Weeks ago, Home Minister Amit Shah had met the former captain at his residence as a part of the Sampark for Samarthan campaign, which also had led to rumours of Dhoni's membership in the political outfit started doing rounds. Dhoni's involvement with the party comes ahead of the assembly elections of the state of Jharkhand scheduled to take place in the month of November and December. It is also alleged that Dhoni might be made the chief ministerial candidate as he is very popular among the people of the state and is well-known among the youth of the state.