Sreesanth gave 70+ seats to BJP in Kerala, exit polls give 0-4

first_imgIn Thiruvananthapuram, former India cricketer S Sreesanth is in a situation politically equivalent to a batsman coming down the crease but missing the ball. The pacer’s demeanour in the Assembly elections has reflected supreme optimism like the batsman’s footwork, but much like the stranded hitter, his political career hangs very much in the balance.”I am optimistic about BJP’s chances. I am looking at 71+ seats,” said Sreesanth when he landed in Thiruvananthapuram after casting his vote in Ernakulam. Sreesanth is the BJP candidate from Thiruvananthapuram constituency.Sreesanth hopes central power comes to KeralaSreesanth seemed upset as he visited several polling booths in the constituency. “All symbols except the lotus works in some booths,” he said pointing out how he noticed during his lunch break that “the media is only talking about UDF and LDF without asking people who have voted for the BJP”. Sreesanth hopes that the central power comes to the state and he would have voted for the saffron party even if he was not a candidate. But 71+ seats for the party that is yet to open an account in Kerala is quite a bit of a stretch considering exit polls gave them 0 to 4 seats.The former cricketer whose career in sports went up in smoke after he faced allegations of spot fixing, jumped fences. From sports to movies to music to business to politics.Shashi Tharoor said Sreesanth is out of his depth as politician”I like Sreesanth as a person and as a cricketer but Sreesanth as a politician is out of depth. His own party has not done him a favor fielding him in this constituency. He is from the Kochi area,” said Shashi Tharoor MP, a concern many youngsters in the city too shared.advertisementTharoor pointed out that his constituency Thiruvananthapuram, with several government servant, retired officers, was not very hospital to celebrities or sportsmen. Despite this, Sreesanth was fielded to contest against the sitting MLA and Kerala’s Health Minister VS Shivakumar.But Sreesanth’s confidence is unmatched to any other candidate one would have met in the last two months across Kerala. Not just for himself but for the party too. Or is it unrealistic over confidence? May 19th will answer. Like Sreesanth said “there is so much politics going around. I am learning something everyday.”last_img read more

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