"I am sure I will make a great politician because I love to help people," says Flamboyant cricketer-turned-politician S Sreesanth, the cricketer who was accused in the Indian Premier League 2013 spot-fixing case, in which the charges against him and two other cricketers were dropped in July 2015.
As said by him in a recent interview, “Cricket is a personal thing, even movies are a personal thing, it is all entertainment. But politics is not entertainment, in politics if you are a genuine politician not going after everybody and pinpointing, you are pinpointing the difference so the people realise they were wrong”. Sreesanth’s positivity reflects clearly from his statement, “'They will vote for a guy who has given his very, very, best, a guy who has faced the hardest possible times and never given up”. “I am very fortunate that I have people, the Centre is ruled by the BJP, so it will surely help and the Centre has promised all the help to Kerala”, he adds.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerela has nominated cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth from Thiruvananthapuram for the assembly elections in Kerala. "BJP will not open an account in the assembly elections. They do not have the support of the general public”, says the Kerala Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy on the BJP chances.
Former Cricketer S Sreesanth joined the BJP, just with the announcement of state elections and contested the Kerala Assembly elections from Thiruvananthapuram. The flamboyant cricketer candidacy was seen as a bid by the BJP to draw young voters in Kerala as the party makes an attempt to make an impact in a state where politics has been dominated by the Congress and the Left. If the BJP will be able to make any impact in Kerala state, the results on 19th May will tell.