Ex-cricketer and BJP’s Member of Parliament from East Delhi constituency Gautam Gambhir recently was conferred with a stand at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. However, it was surprising to see him in the company of alleged people accused in criminal cases during the unveiling ceremony.
Is self absorbed Gautam Gambhir not – gambhir for performing his duties as an elected Parliamentarian for the people of Delhi?
Gautam Gambhir was a decent cricketer and all of us have loved his aggression untill he messed with MS Dhoni…
As generally known in his cricles, he is self-preoccupied, self obsessed and even egotistical – hope he learns his lessons soon enough.
But politics will change him so much that he will shake hands with alleged criminals for the sake of self promotion – not only shocked all of us but his own party people too.
People of Delhi are Furious
As soon as photos of Gambhir emerged with Tihara, several hundreds took to twitter to slam Gautam Gambhir for being ready to share the stage with scamsters for self-promotion.
Unappealingly as preoccupied with oneself or one’s own affairs – #SelfObsessedGambhir has been trending on twitter.
“Mr. @GautamGambhir has time for cricket commentary, but no time to attend meeting over serious issue like pollution”
“There stood those people who are accused of corruption, Gautam Gambhir, who calls himself a contractor of honesty, appears with the people charged with these days”
“Gautam Gambhir does not have time for a meeting on pollution but spent hours in Kotla to get his name made. If not a single cricketer reached for Gautam, he inaugurated his stand himself”
“Where was your patriotism gautamgambhir sir, when you were celebrating your happiness with alleged scamsters who are charge sheeted under sections 420, 468, 471, 120B, 34 of IPC”
एक भी क्रिकेटर गौतम के लिए नहीं पहुँचा तो अपने स्टैंड का उद्घाटन खुद ही कर दिया।
In a picture clicked post the ceremony, Gambhir is seen alongside DDCA’s suspended secretary Vinod Tihara. Delhi Police has filed two separate charge sheets against Tihara. He is accused of being the kingpin of an age-fudging scam in state cricket.
Where is Gautam Gambhir?
While posters of Gautam Gambhir surfaced in his constituency in East Delhi, the lawmaker was found eating samosas and chatting with corruption-accused DDCA officials which have criminal cases registered against them. The incident puts a blot on Gautam Gambhir’s self-promoted clean image.
Furthermore, as per anonymous sources, Gautam Gambhir has allegedly forced his way into getting a stand at Delhi’s prestigious Ferozeshah Kotla (now names Arun Jaitley Stadium). As per a person close to the development who did not wish to be named, “Ever since a stand at DDCA was named after Virat Kohli, Gambhir has been fuming.
Finally, he has managed to forcefully get a stand named after him. Gambhir quickly inaugurated the stand himself before the matter could raise any controversy.”
When the Kotla was renamed the Arun Jaitley stadium after the late Finance Minister, current India captain Virat Kohli also got a stand named after him.
Kohli joined other Delhi greats like Mohinder Amarnath, Bishan Singh Bedi, Virender Sehwag and former women’s captain Anjum Chopra who have stands and gates named after them.
However, Gautam Gambhir’s name was missing from the list until recently.
When asked by PTI as to why the recognition has come arguably late, Gambhir slammed DDCA president, journalist Rajat Sharma. The BJP MP said,
“I think the president can answer this question better because earlier I was told that stand will be unveiled during the India versus Australia game (in March), then they said it will be the first game of the IPL, they said the hot weather (local tournament). This was what was told to me in the last six to seven months.”
Shame On Gambhir
People of Delhi haven’t shied away from shaming Gambhir for his confused priorities. Gambhir is still more interested in cricketing commitments rather than his obligation as a lawmaker.
Furthermore, for a politician obsessed with proclaimed about his clean image from time to time, the recent development puts him in a sticky spot. Indeed, Gambhir needs to pull his socks up if he doesn’t want his first term as a parliamentarian to be his last.
Now a People’s representative Gautam Gambhir can do well without his obsession for self-promotion else he will in the self-destruction mode and if so, it’s Gambhir Singh!