24 hours after joining the BJP, former Indian star footballer Mehtab Hossain quit the party (BJP) on Wednesday. He announced during a Social Media post. Mehtab Hossain’s timidity are a humiliation for BJP Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh.
The development is a humiliation for state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and other state leaders who are in New Delhi to attend a gathering with the highest leadership including Amit Shah.
The state BJP has accused the ruling Trinamul Congress of using pressure on Mehtab to urge him to vary his decision.
On Tuesday the BJP announced Mehtab Hosein as a prize catch, hoping to present him because the Muslim face of the party before the Assembly elections next year. Dilip Ghosh was there to welcome Hossain into the party.
Hossein has played for club teams East Bengal and Mohun Bagan and therefore the Indian eleven .
Announcing his retraction, Mehtab said, “My wish to enter politics was to be with the people that made me. I felt i’d be ready to reach more people if I join politics. on the other hand there’s a wierd realization. Those, to be with whom I joined politics, requested me to not roll in the hay actively. meaning , somewhere their emotions don’t want to ascertain me as an official . To them, i’m still a footballer, a midfield general. So i made a decision to go away politics after thinking tons . Sometimes, smaller interests need to be sacrificed for a greater cause.”
He added, “I don’t need my life to vary . None in my family Moumita, Zidane, Xavi supported my suddenness. They were pained just like the ordinary people were. there’s no hatred and anger towards anyone. nobody from outside is forcing me to require this decision. i’m moving faraway from the sector of politics on my very own . i’m not related to any party from today. I apologize to all or any of my well-wishers for this decision.”
West Bengal BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu alleged, It has been learnt that the Trinamul Congress threatened Mehtab’s family to place pressure on him leave our party.