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Dhoni's elder brother joins BJP

April 19, 2009 16:53 IST

India cricket captain M S Dhoni's elder brother Narendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party pledging to serve the interest of the party and Jharkhand.

"L K Advani is my idol and I follow his ideals. I want to serve the party and work for the betterment of the people of the state," Narendra told reporters after joining the saffron party.

To a question on what inspired him to join politics, Narendra said when he saw thousands of deprived people around him, he felt like helping them out.

"And with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani in its ranks, I find the BJP to be the perfect platform from where I can work for the people," he said.

"I am also impressed with Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's work in his state," the 38-year-old Narendra said.
He, however, parried a question when asked whether his cricketer brother would follow suit, saying this was a query the media should ask Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

On whether he would contest the Assembly elections in Jharkhand which is under President's Rule now, he said, "I have not thought of it. Right now I have joined BJP and my first priority is to serve the party in whatever capacity. I will now campaign for our party's Ranchi candidate Ram Tahal Chaudhary."

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