"Untrue": Indian head coach Rahul Dravid denies claiming he'll be attending BJP event

New Delhi:

Indian cricket team’s head coach Rahul Dravid on Tuesday denied media rumours that he would be attending the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha’s National Working Committee meeting in Dharamshala.

“According to reports in the media, I will attend a meeting in Himachal Pradesh from May 12 to 15. I’d like to point out that the above-mentioned story is untrue,” Dravid stated to news agency ANI.

Earlier, BJP Dharamsala MLA Vishal Nehria had claimed that Dravid would attend the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha’s National Working Committee session in Dharamshala slated for May 12 to 15.

“The BJP Yuva Morcha’s National Working Committee will meet in Dharamshala from May 12 to 15. The BJP’s national leadership and the Himachal Pradesh government will be involved. The session would be attended by BJP National President JP Nadda, National Organization Minister and Union Minister,” Nehria had previously stated.

Dravid’s presence, according to Nehria, would have sent a message to the kids encouraging them to excel in all professions.

“Rahul Dravid, an Indian cricketer, will also take part. Because of his accomplishment, the message to the kids will be that we can advance not only in politics but also in other fields,” Nehria had asserted.

This comes ahead of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections this year.

The BJP gained 44 seats in the 2017 Assembly Elections, considerably above the halfway mark of 35, while the incumbent Congress received 21 seats and others three seats out of a total of 68 Assembly seats.


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