Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam on Friday, Apr 27 claimed that the party would welcome Sachin if he wants to join the party. Congress' decision to nominate the cricketer for Rajya Sabha seat came at a time when Opposition parties cornered the Congress in the Parliament over new revelations on Bofors scam.
Meanwhile, people seem to have lost their hope and confidence from Rahul Gandhi and the disastrous performance of the party in the recently held Uttar Pradesh assembly elections were the proofs that Rahul Gandhi can not represent the aam-aadmi (common man) in the country.
At the same time, Sachin is being considered as the god of Indian Cricket and Cricket as one of the religions in the country. Sachin has already made a niche for himself in people's hearts. Citing latest moves taken by Congress, Opposition party leaders have already started claiming that Congress is trying to use Sachin as a shield in the battleground of politics.
Now it would be interesting to see whether Sachin would accept Congress' proposal as he has done during the time of Rajya Sabha nomination. However, there is no doubt that the master-blaster would definitely help Congress if he really decides to join Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi's party.