Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Thursday rued the BJP’s drubbing in Delhi Assembly polls, claiming that the birthday celebration was unable to persuade humans that it was once not towards freebies, but desired to make the city ‘saksham’ (capable).
Addressing a press convention here, Gambhir deftly made light of references to the BJP performing extraordinarily better in Assembly segments falling beneath his East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, stressing on ‘collective responsibility’ for the party’s successes and failures. Gambhir additionally disregarded as ‘hypothetical’ queries about the understanding that the BJP would have fared higher against Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party, had it declared any individual like Gambhir as its chief ministerial candidate.
“I congratulate Kejriwal and his party for the stupendous victory. They succeeded in convincing the human beings about their imaginative and prescient and their agenda which we could not. We have been never against freebies. Please seem at our celebration manifesto, the place it was simply referred to that facilities that human beings had been enjoying free would not come to be chargeable in the match of the BJP coming to power,” he said.
Somehow, the saffron celebration may want to not discover adequate resonance with Delhi people, the former cricketer said.
“In fact, we, too, had promised free scooters and bicycles and these would have been disbursed amongst all residents of Delhi and now not simply these who had voted for the BJP. We may want to no longer give an explanation for to them appropriately that we wanted to make Delhi saksham and not laachaar (helpless),” he added. The left-handed opener, whose profession was marred following a spate of injuries, was once in the town for the launch of a ‘cricket scholarship’ programme, which - he claimed - would nurture talent at the satisfactory stage and eventually help the nation in having a representation in the IPL. two two two two