Sreesanth Dismisses Reports of Switching to Congress after Meeting Shashi Tharoor, says, 'I am BJP karyakartha and proud of it'
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Thiruvananthapuram, March 23: Former India pacer S Sreesanth on Thursday met Indian National Congress (INC) Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor raising speculation that he might join the grand old party. Keeping aside all the rumours, Sreesanth on Friday, in a series of tweet clarified that he is not joining Congress and he is a proud member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sreesanth Opens Up On Getting Back In The Indian Cricket Team; Says He Is Hopeful of Making It!

"Great morning to one and all, please guys I’ve not joined congress.., I went to thanks @ShashiTharoor sir for always supporting me during my struggle. I am @BJP4India karyakartha nd iam proud of it," Sreesanth said adding that he currently has no intentions of joining active politics for concentrating on sports.

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The cricketer also went on to say that he will try his best to improve sports in Kerala. "Will always support @sports nd will try my very best to improve sports in @kerala nd keep working hard to develop new talents.and yes of course will give everything to every family iam associated to.@BJP4India @BCCI @KeralaTourism @Keralacricket @bollywood @entertainment," he said. Sreesanth on Bigg Boss 12 Reveals How Sachin Tendulkar Left him Teary-Eyed!

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Earlier in 2016, Sreesanth had joined the BJP and contested Assembly elections from Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. However, he lost the elections to Congress candidate VS Sivakumar and the ruling party ended winning only one seat (O. Rajagopal from Nemom) in Kerala. Notably, it is BJP's first ever seat in the state.