Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble reject offer to join BJP for the upcoming polls
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Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble Reject Offer to Join BJP for the Upcoming Polls

Rahul Dravid Anil Kumble
Both Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble have denied the offer from the BJP to join the political party. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Cricketers in India have always had the privilege of having a huge fan following and some of the political parties have tried to make the most of this popularity.

Former cricketers like Navjyot Singh Sidhu, Kirti Azad, Praveen Kumar, Mohammed Kaif and Mohammed Azharuddin have tried their hands at politics, but very few have had success in the field.

Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rahul Dravid
Navjot Singh Sidhu is a popular face in politics. Image Courtesy: Twitter

This time it was the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) which tried to rope in former Indian captains, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble to attract the support of the Karnataka youth in the assembly polls.

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Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble have rejected the offer to join BJP. Image Courtesy: Twitter

According to the latest reports, BJP had tried to convince Dravid and Kumble in the past few weeks against Siddaramaiah’s mandatory Congress regime.

Both Kumble and Dravid carry a reputation that would help them grab votes of the youngsters during the May 12 polls.

Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid
Anil Kumble is still involved in the game. Image Courtesy: Twitter

However, it seems like the efforts of the political party have gone in vain, as the duo hailing from Bangalore, have rejected the offer to join the party.

BJP however, have not yet given up and are still trying to convince anyone of them. A source close to the party said,

“Talks are still on. At least one of them desires to be fielded for the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha. We have not lost all hope yet.”

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