New Delhi, March 22 -- Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday with weeks to go for the Lok Sabha elections and said he was 'impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision'.

"I am impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision... I have contributed to the field of cricket and now hope to do more for the country", the 37-year-old cricketer said.

Inducting the former cricketer into the party, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Gambhir has excelled in his career and the party hopes to utilizes his talent. The BJP will benefit from his talent."

When asked if Gambhir would contest from a Lok Sabha seat in Delhi, Jaitley said let the party's election committee decide that.

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