Kolkata, January 4
CPM leader Ashok Bhattacharya has kicked up a storm saying BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly is under pressure to join politics and some people wanted to use him for political gains.
Ganguly recently suffered a mild heart attack following which he underwent angioplasty and is undergoing treatment at Woodlands Hospital.
Ganguly has, however, not made his intention clear about taking the political plunge yet.
Bhattacharya, who is Ganguly’s close friend, said, “Some people want to use Ganguly politically. That probably exerted pressure on him. He is not a political element.”
“I had told him last week he should not join politics and he did not oppose my views,” Bhattacharya, who visited Ganguly at the hospital, said. — PTI