SunstarTV Bureau: West Bengal is set to hold assembly elections. Many political parties are adding new faces and celebrities to this. Meanwhile, cricketer Manoj Tiwari is expected to join the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is holding a rally in Hooghly today. During the rally, Manoj Tiwari will join the TMC and start the political innings. “I have to bat for the Trinamool Congress on a tough pitch,” Manoj Tiwari said.
Ahead of his political debut, Tiwary tweeted a link to his political profile on Instagram, stating that “a new journey” will begin today. On the Instagram page, his bio reads as ‘Politician, AITMC.”
“A new journey begins from today. Need all your love & support. From now onwards this will be my political profile on Instagram,” Tiwary tweeted.
Joining the TMC, he said he was inspired by his sister to come down to the political arena. In an interview, Manoj said, “I want to be a leader of work, not just empty names. Mamata Banerjee is counting on me. I can’t leave my sister alone. ”
Tiwary has represented the Indian cricket team in the one-day international (ODI) and T20 formats. He currently represents Bengal in domestic cricket and has played for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, and Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League.
Recently, Tiwary had slammed several current and former India cricketers, who had tweeted in response to the international icons for extending their support to farmers’ protest in India. “When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. It took me 35 years to see one,” he tweeted