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Rahul Dravid not to attend BJP event in Himachal, says 'reports incorrect'

India's head coach Rahul Dravid on Tuesday refuted media reports which claimed that he would be participating in the BJP Yuva Morcha's National Working Committee session in Dharamshala.

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BJP Dharamsala MLA Vishal Nehria had claimed that Dravid will be participating in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha's National Working Committee session in Dharamshala scheduled to be held from May 12 to May 15.

India's head coach on Tuesday refuted media reports which claimed that he would be participating in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha's National Working Committee session in Dharamshala.

"A section of the media has reported that I will attend a meeting in from May 12-15. I wish to clarify that the said report is incorrect," Dravid told ANI.

Dharamsala MLA Vishal Nehria had claimed that Dravid will be participating in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha's National Working Committee session in Dharamshala scheduled to be held from May 12 to May 15.

"The National Working Committee of Yuva Morcha will be held in Dharamshala from May 12 to 15. The national leadership of and the leadership of will be involved. BJP National President JP Nadda, National Organization Minister and Union Minister will also attend the session," Nehria had said.

Nehria had claimed that Dravid's presence will send a message to the youth to excel in different fields.

"Indian cricketer will also participate in this. Owing to his success, a message will be given among the youth that we can move forward not only in politics but also in other fields," he had claimed in the report which has been refuted by the coach.

This comes ahead of the Assembly elections, which are slated to be held this year.

In the 2017 Assembly Election result, BJP won 44 seats--well past the halfway mark of 35-while the incumbent Congress got 21 and others got three seats of a total of 68 Assembly seats.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, May 10 2022. 16:42 IST
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