New Delhi. After BJP’s request of nominating former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the coveted Bharat Ratna fell on deaf ears, it has now come to light that they might have another nominee ready.
In response to Sonia Gandhi’s proposal of Bharat Ratna for the now retired Sachin Tendulkar, BJP has desperately decided to match them toe-to-toe on this issue by nominating the famous Bhuvan for his incredible captaincy, batting and lagaan-saving innings in 1893. The BJP is said to have discussed the matter internally and have decided to go along with Bhuvan as their nominee as it also fits in with their policy of highlighting contribution of prominent individuals pre-independence.
“We believe Bhuvan deserves a Bharat Ratna for his incredible contribution to Indian cricket and farmers. Not only was he the first MOTM award winner in Indian cricket but also saved the drought-stricken farmers from taxes imposed by the British” told BJP’s spokeperson Prakash Javadekar to Faking News.
“He played under tough conditions and was under much more stress than the current cricketers” he added.
It is also said Narendra Modi has backed the party’s decision on this as it continues the trend set by him in honoring Sardar Patel, Lala Lajpat Rai and Bhagat Singh in his rallies this year.
The Congress has already decided to counter these claims with Senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla saying, “In the game Kachra played a more vital role with his incredible hattrick and presence of mind in giving the strike to the established batsman, Bhuvan, in the last over. If anyone it should be Kachra who should be nominated before Bhuvan.”
“We will consult the party high command on this” said Shukla.
Meanwhile the BJP has accused the Congress Party of minority-appeasement in case Kachra gets nominated ahead of Bhuvan.
While the Bharat Ratna battle between the nations biggest political parties continues, sources have informed Faking News that the BCCI has readied a statement saying “Any cricket game on Indian soil, in which all 3 results are possible win-lose-draw, without Ravi Shastri as commentator has to be deemed unofficial.”