‘It’s Our Duty To Uplift The Poor & Deprived’: Yusuf Pathan REACTS After Getting TMC Ticket For Lok Sabha Elections 2024

‘It’s Our Duty To Uplift The Poor & Deprived’: Yusuf Pathan REACTS After Getting TMC Ticket For Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Yusuf Pathan has been pitted against West Bengal Congress leader and Lok Sabha Leader Of Opposition Andhir Ranjan Chowdhary for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections

Aakash SinghUpdated: Thursday, March 14, 2024, 01:52 AM IST
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Yusuf Pathan | Credits: Twitter/Yusuf Pathan

Former Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan thanked West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) president Mamata Banerjee for giving him the party ticket to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

On Sunday, TMC announced the list of 42 candidates in West Bengal for the General Elections, which is likely to take place in the month of April-May. The surprise inclusion in the list was Yusuf Pathan, who has been nominated by Mamta Banerjee's party to contest from the Berhampore parliamentary constituency.

He has been pitted against West Bengal Congress leader and Lok Sabha Leader Of Opposition Andhir Ranjan Chowdhary.

Yusuf Pathan wishes to uplift poor and deprived

By securing a TMC ticket to contest for Lok Sabha Elections 2024, Yusuf Pathan has made his foray into world of politics. Taking to his X handle (formerly Twitter), Former Indian all-rounder expressed gratitude to TMC leader Mamata Banerjee for giving him the responsibility to become the people's voice in the parliament. He asserted that he will fulfill his duty to uplift poor and deprived section of society.

"I'm eternally grateful to Smt. @MamataOfficial for welcoming me into the TMC family and trusting me with the responsibility to become people's voice in the Parliament. As representatives of the people, it is our duty to uplift the poor and deprived, and that is what I hope to achieve." Yusuf Pathan wrote on X.

Apart from Yusuf Pathan, another former Indian cricketer and a member of 1983 World Cup winning team Kriti Azad too received TMC ticket and will contest for the Durgapur Lok Sabha seat.

Azad previously won the Lok Sabha Elections for Darbhanga seat on the BJP ticket in 2014. In 2019, Azad fought for the same seat for the General Elections but lost to BJP candidate. In 2021, former Indian cricketer joined Trinamool Congress in 2021.

Yusuf Pathan retired from cricket in 2021

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