Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja on Monday said he supports the BJP after a family divide which saw his wife joining the saffron party, and his father and sister becoming members of the opposition Congress in Gujarat in run up to the Lok Sabha polls. On Sunday, over a month after Ravindra Jadeja’s wife, Rivaba was inducted into the BJP, the Saurashtra cricketer’s father and sister joined the Congress in the presence of party leader and Patidar quota spearhead Hardik Patel. Also Read - AAP Sweeps Delhi MCD Bypolls, Arvind Kejriwal Says People Now Want Good Work In Municipality Too
“I support BJP,” Ravindra Jadeja, who was Monday selected in the Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup, said in a short tweet, tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rivaba Jadeja. Ravindra Jadeja’s father Anirudhsinh, and sister Nainaba, joined the Congress at an election rally in Kalavad city of Jamnagar district on Sunday. Congress candidate for the Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat, Mulu Kandoriya, was also present. Also Read - Karnataka Sex Tape Scandal: As Ramesh Jarkiholi Resigns, Here's a List of Past Political Controversies
Ravindra Jadeja (30) hails from Jamnagar. The Chennai Super Kings all-rounder’s wife, Rivaba Jadeja, had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on March 3 in Jamnagar in the presence sitting MP Poonamben Maadam, who has been renominated by the saffron party. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: AIADMK, DMK Continue Seat-sharing Talks, Fate of Sasikala to be Decided
Voting for all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in the state will be held in a single phase on April 23.