Amit Shah, Buddhadeb, Mamata, and Amit Shah Sourav Ganguly's political views

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is close to Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee . He has close contacts with various political parties and high-profile political figures .

On May 6, Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited his residence, and grapevine told us that there was more mishti doi on the dinner menu.Ganguly told reporters the day after the former India captain and the new BCCI president were speaking at the unveiling of a private hospital in the city with senior TMC minister and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim.Ganguly said, I know him (Shah) since 2008.When I was playing, I used to meet him.

On the sidelines of the hospital's inauguration program, he said, I am also very close to Firhad Hakim.Since I was in Class I, he has been seeing me.He has been our extended family buddy.All who approach him get help.

I'm extremely close to our honourable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.I had approached her to support this organization.Is the BCCI president livid with politics?The latter is a controversial topic.Political circles had been abuzz about the 49-year-old's potential to be the state's chief ministerial candidate before the Bengal Assembly elections last year.

Ganguly, or his partner Dona, are speculated to be a nominee member of the Rajya Sabha, making him the ultimate celebrity to fall for in a starving state.On the surface, his close contacts with various political parties and high-profile political figures have been encouraging.Ganguly is said to be a blue-eyed boy from the former Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjees.He had urged Tata group chief Ratan Tata not to move his Nano factory out of Bengal in 2008 while supporting the Left Front governments, even as Mamata Banerjee fought ferociously against it.

According to legend, his meeting with Shah ahead of the BCCI elections in 2019 opened the way for Ganguly to take over the Indian cricket board.Cricket officials and political figures have always been in close contact, and NKP Salve, Sharad Pawar, and Anurag Thakur have all taken over Indian cricket.Indian cricket has benefitted from such associations for a long time.The current BCCI formula has a politic undertone, but it does not imply anything new.

Dalmiya, for example, plotted a coup in the 2001 BCCI presidential election by flying in former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, which tilted the scale in his favour in an ecstatic battle against AC Muthiah.Pawar was on his side, but Dalmiya had to honor a high-profile politician who tragically died in an accident just days before, a story states that the BJP lacks a local face in Bengal to confront Banerjee and that their pound of flesh was the proposed map for the 2021 elections.As Ganguly sustained a heart attack and underwent surgery last year, senior CPI(M) leader Ashok Bhattacharya raised the issue.Ganguly was used by some to use it politically.

He does not have a political component.Bhattacharya, the BCCI chiefs family friend, said he should be called Sourav, the sport legend.She said, We shouldnt put pressure on him.I had told Sourav that he shouldnt join the political class, and he agreed.

Sourav is the Prince of Calcutta.Never assume that by joining any political group, he wants a rift in his fandom.He has warm contacts with political figures who transcend party lines.According to one of them, it is likely to stay that way.

The former Indian cricket captain must have the right relationship with the government as he is the manager of the sport.In terms of his political career in the future, this could be an evolving prospect, something that should be kept an eye on.