Chandigarh, March 15 -- The Bharatiya Janata Party is in talks with cricketer Harbhajan Singh to field him from the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections after it has failed to find a strong local face for the seat.

A senior BJP leader privy to the development said the party is in touch with Harbhajan, who till Wednesday was busy with commentary for the India-Australia cricket series.

Harbhajan, when contacted, acknowledged that the BJP recently contacted him to contest from Amritsar but there was nothing concrete in this regard so far. "I have not met any top BJP leader on the issue," said the 38-year-old, who is the second highest wicket taking off-spinner in test cricket after Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralithar...