Former cricket players and BJP members Gautam Gambhir and Jayant Sinha have decided not to run in the next elections,

citing a variety of factors including a want to avoid direct politics and party strategy.

Sinha declared his retirement from active politics,

while Gambhir requested to be released from direct political activity.  

Discussions inside the BJP have been triggered by their decisions,

with some attributing it to the party leadership's policy of not providing tickets to performers.  

This action precedes the Lok Sabha elections of 2024.

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