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Yuvraj Singh Refutes Reports of Political Entry, Affirms Commitment to Philanthropy

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has dismissed media reports suggesting his potential entry into the political arena by contesting the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Gurdaspur. The 42-year-old cricketing icon clarified that his true passion lies in serving the people and reiterated his dedication to philanthropy through the ‘YOUWECAN’ foundation.

In a post shared on social media platform X, Yuvraj Singh addressed the speculation, stating, “Contrary to media reports, I’m not contesting elections from Gurdaspur.” He emphasized his commitment to supporting and assisting people in various capacities, vowing to continue his philanthropic efforts through the ‘YOUWECAN’ foundation. Singh encouraged collective efforts to make a positive impact on society.

The speculations regarding Yuvraj Singh’s potential political foray arose amid reports of his meeting with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, fueling rumors of his affiliation with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). However, Singh’s recent statement dispels such conjectures, underscoring his focus on humanitarian endeavors over political ambitions.

In the backdrop of sitting MP Sunny Deol’s controversial tenure in Gurdaspur, where he faced criticism for alleged neglect of his constituency, the media had speculated about Yuvraj Singh’s candidacy, considering the BJP’s history of fielding celebrity candidates in the region. However, Singh’s clarification puts an end to the rumors surrounding his political aspirations.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Sunny Deol secured victory on a BJP ticket, defeating the incumbent MP Sunil Jakhar of the Indian National Congress (INC). However, Deol’s tenure has been marred by allegations of absenteeism and lack of engagement with constituents, drawing sharp criticism from Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.

Chief Minister Mann recently lambasted Deol for his perceived absence from the constituency, asserting that politics entails continuous service and accessibility to the people. Mann urged voters to prioritize dedicated local leaders over “parachute leaders” imposed by external forces, emphasizing the importance of grassroots representation in governance.

Yuvraj Singh’s firm stance against entering politics underscores his unwavering dedication to social welfare and community empowerment, resonating with his longstanding commitment to making a meaningful difference in people’s lives beyond the cricketing arena.

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