BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi did not just offer former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly a ticket to fight for Lok Sabha elections, but also assured a post in the Union Cabinet if the party wins with a majority.
According to a PTI report, the offer has reached the former Indian captain from Gujarat CM Modi, who promised to make Ganguly the Sports Minister of India if BJP comes to power in 2014 polls.
"Yes, I've an offer. But I'm still undecided on what to do. I've been busy for last few days. I'll let you know soon," PTI quoted an interview given by Ganguly to a leading Bengali daily.
Rumour mills were abuzz when the Bengali sports icon met BJP leader Varun Gandhi, also a party observer for West Bengal, in November.
This move by the BJP could be seen as a counterstroke to Congress trying to rope in cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar for campaigning in the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, held on 25 November.
However, Tendulkar denied the reports that he would join any political party to campaign. "I have no plans to campaign for or join any political party. My only focus is my last two matches for which I am preparing here," he had told India TV.