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I am not good enough for politics, says Sourav Ganguly

February 17, 2009 18:24 IST

Amidst reports that he is being wooed by political parties to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha poll, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that he was not good enough for politics.

"It is not true. I am not good enough for politics," Ganguly told reporters in Kolkata when asked if he was planning to join politics.

Asked about reports that he was going to join the Samajwadi party, Ganguly quipped "I have my own state."

The speculations about Ganguly joining politics gained momentum after his wife Don said earlier, "The West Bengal government definitely wants that he (Sourav) should step into politics and when I was in Lucknow for a programme, some minister who was there said that Sourav should come and fight from Uttar Pradesh."

"Such offers keep coming but Sourav has not yet decided," she had added.

Asked which party wanted to offer a ticket to Sourav, Dona said "I don't remember, I think Samajwadi Party although I may be wrong. Since I am not into politics I don't exactly know the names of people in politics. But I think it was SP."

When queried on the matter, SP leader Amar Singh told reporters "Nobody from our side has officially gone to Dona Ganguly. But if Ganguly wants to join SP, we will consider ourselves lucky."

Sourav has already been invited by the ruling coalition in his home state to fight the coming elections on a Communist Party of India - Marxist ticket. 

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