According to reports, former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh has been nominated as the Rajya Sabha member from Punjab. Singh retired from all forms of cricket last year. For the last few years, the right-arm off-spinner has been working as a commentator. Singh has been nominated by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which won the recently concluded state assembly election of Punjab.
Notably, Harbhajan’s nomination happened on March 21, which was the last day of of nominations. Apart from him, Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha and IIT professor Dr. Sandeep Pathak are also nominated by the party for the Upper House of Parliament.
Two more names both from Punjab will be announced in half hour..
— Ankit Tyagi (@Ankit_Tyagi01) March 21, 2022
Talking about the state assembly elections, AAP won 92 out of 117 seats, leaving behind Indian National Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, and the BJP-Punjab Lok Congress-SAD (Sanyukt) alliance. After the election results were announced, Harbhajan took to Twitter and congratulated the party and his friend Bhagwat Mann, who has taken the oath as the Chief Minister of the state.
“Congratulations to @AamAadmiParty and My friend #BhagwantMann on Becoming our New Chief minister .. great to hear that he will be taking oath as the new CM in Bhagat Singh’s village Khatkarkalan…what a picture…this is a proud moment for Mata Ji,” his tweet read.
After Harbhajan announced his retirement, he gave an interview to the India TV channel, where he was asked about joining the politics. The question was asked as his photo went viral with the some of the politicians. To which, the former cricketer said that spending some time with the politicians doesn’t necessarily mean he will join the politics.