Kolkata : Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Kolkata, had dinner at Indian cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly’s home tonight. The visit was said to be a courtesy call since the Union Minister’s son, Jay Shah, is the former cricketer’s colleague as Honorary Secretary in the Board of Control for Cricket in India, or BCCI.
The Home Minister arrived at Ganguly’s home in a white SUV surrounded by bodyguards. A crowd had gathered on the narrow road outside to see Amit Shah, who sat in the front seat and greeted the people with a namaste gesture.
Later, Shah was seen on the dining table with Ganguly and his family members having dinner.
Ganguly told reporters nothing political should be read into the dinner meeting. He said he knows Amit Shah for over a decade and has met several times too. ‘We have a lot to talk about. I have known him since 2008. When I used to play, we met but not so much as I used to be on tour, Ganguly told reporters earlier today. I work with his son. It is an old association, he added.