Champion wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat joined the ruling BJP today ahead of polls this year in Haryana, their home state.
Babita Phogat, 29, could be a three-time Commonwealth gold and silver medalist. She and her father impressed the 2016 bollywood blockbuster “Dangal” star Aamir Khan regarding Babita and her older sister making it massive within the male-dominated world of wrestling, mentored and coached by their father.
The BJP expects its latest recruit to help the party in Haryana, wherever state elections are due this year.
Ms Phogat has been very supportive of the central government’s policies, together with the move to scrap special standing for Jammu and kashmir.
“I am a awfully massive fan of Narendra Modi. I even have been his fan since 2014. He has worked heaps for the country. i believe everybody would like to affix the BJP,” Ms Phogat told reporters at the BJP office.
She additionally came get in support of Haryana Chief Minister ml Khattar, who has provoked outrage together with his comment that “some people are currently speech as kashmir is open, brides are going to be brought from there”. The Chief Minister had referenced his party-ruled centre’s call to scrap special standing to Jammu and kashmir under Article 370 whereas speaking regarding the worrying gender ratio in his state.