| Agencies Updated: 22 Jul 2020, 10:06:00 AM IST
Famous footballer Mehtab Hussain joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal on Tuesday and expressed his desire to serve the country. Mehtab (34 years) has been playing for major clubs in the country including East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh handed him membership in the state headquarters.
Mehtab, who plays as a midfielder, said after joining politics that he wanted to serve the country. He said, 'I want to serve the country in these difficult circumstances, so I decided to join the BJP.' Let me tell you that many people including famous singer Riddhi Bandyopadhyay joined the BJP on this occasion.