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Delhi statehood demand a ploy to hide failures: BJP's Gautam Gambhir

I was impressed with the way the Prime Minister has worked over the past five years and the way he delivered. I was inspired by him and joined the BJP

FFormer cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Thursday | ormer cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Thursday | Photo: PTI
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Former cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Thursday | Photo: PTI

Thirumoy Banerjee
He is known for his aggression on the field, and off it, if need be. But Gautam Gambhir is learning to be calmer. In a conversation with Thirumoy Banerjee, the BJP East Delhi candidate talks about why he joined the BJP and calls the AAP's statehood demand a sham. Edited excerpts:
 
Many felt your joining the BJP was long overdue. Did it happen because you were promised a ticket?

I don't know where that is coming from. How can having a patriotic outlook be equated with any political affiliation? If I made remarks on nationalism, that in no

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 1:49 AM IST

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