New Delhi, May 24: Renowned television journalist Rajdeep Sardesai may become Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial candidate in Goa Assembly elections. However there is no official statement by AAP on the induction of Rajdeep Sardesai, but speculations are being made after the celebrity journalist was spotted at AAP’s 22 May rally in Panaji, where the party’s chief Arvind Kejriwal announced they would contest all 40 seats in the state in the coming election. Also Read - Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi Moves Out of Delhi to Goa With Son Rahul To Avoid Pollution
AAP leaders are in touch with Rajdeep Sardesai and talks are going on, reported Catch News. However Rajdeep, who is currently consulting editor with the India Today group, denied the reports, but he asserted that he would take the responsibility if people of Gao want. “Unlike other occupations which can be continued even after being a politician, like that of a lawyer who can practise even after becoming a politician, journalism is not so,” Rajdeep responded to a question at a programme organised by a local Marathi daily. (ALSO READ: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar reacts to Arvind Kejriwal rally in Panaji: ‘Goans are not fools, AAP will not win any seats’) Also Read - Lockdown Again in Delhi? Kejriwal Govt to Send Fresh Proposal to Centre Seeking Permission to Close Markets
“However, if the people of Goa tell me to be chief minister then I am ready. At the same time I can assure you that no one will do that,” Rajdeep added. Rajdeep, who received Goan of the Year award by Lokmat newspaper, said that Goa needs a change and young people need to see new faces. Rajdeep is also concerned about slow development of Goa. Here’s the proof Also Read - Goa Congress Spokesperson Resigns Citing 'Disunity'
The speculations about Rajdeep joining politics made a buzz on social media and political circles. “Sense I got is given a chance he (Sardesai) would love to contest from Goa,” Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told NDTV.
Many AAP leaders, including Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, party’s spokesperson Ashutosh, and Delhi Dialogue Commission chief Ashish Khetan are former journalist. Notably, Rajdeep and Ashutosh were working together at IBN 18 network. However Rajdeep has denied all the reports about his entry in AAP, we must not forget that politics is a game of possibilities.