Gautam Gambhir befitting reply to the question of working in IPL even after being an MP I do not have any tree from where to pluck money


Gautam Gambhir, one of the most successful openers of the Indian cricket team, made a career in politics after retiring from cricket. But despite this, his love for cricket did not diminish and he remained associated with cricket as a leader. He was seen working as a commentator or as a mentor to the franchise in the Indian Premier League. Despite being a working MP, Gambhir gave a befitting reply when asked about his IPL and commentary.

Gautam Gambhir is a Bharatiya Janata Party MP from the East Delhi constituency. As a politician, the former Indian cricketer has opened a kitchen named ‘Jan Rasoi’ in Gandhi Nagar, which provides food to the people for one rupee. He has also built a library in the area.

During a media conference on BJP’s 8 years in power, Gambhir was asked about his association with the IPL franchise and commentary roles. The cricketer-turned-politician said that he has to work there to continue the welfare work he is doing for the poor.

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Gautam Gambhir said, “Why do I do commentary or work in IPL because I spend Rs 25 lakh every month to feed 5000 people. This would be around Rs 2.75 crore every year. I have also spent Rs 25 lakh to build the library. I spend all this money from my pocket and not from MPLAD fund. MPLAD fund does not run my kitchen or any other work I do. There is not even a tree in my house from which I can pluck money.

He added, “Just because I work, am I able to feed those 5000 people or set up that library. I am not ashamed to say that I do commentary and work in IPL. This is the ultimate goal of all that I do.

 

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