Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has joined the BJP in the presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It is being said that he can become a serious candidate from the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat replacing Meenakshi Lekhi.

After joining BJP, Gautam Gambhir said that I have joined the BJP after being influenced by the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I am thankful to the BJP for giving me a chance to do something for the country. Whatever the party will order, I will follow it.

During this, Arun Jaitley said that BJP will benefit from Gautam Gambhir joining the party and he will campaign as a party worker. On the question of Gambhir contesting elections, Jaitley said that the election campaign committee will decide it.