'Not interested in...': Sapna Choudhary says after joining BJP

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 July 2019, 11:27 PM
Sapna Choudhary said that she will do whatever BJP tells her. (Image CreditL: ANI)
Sapna Choudhary said that she will do whatever BJP tells her. (Image CreditL: ANI)

A day after joining the BJP, Haryanvi dancer and singer Sapna Choudhary on Monday accused Delhi Chief Minister of working for himself and not for the people of the national capital.

"Kejriwal believes he is the king and everyone else is a child. He thinks people will not understand what he is doing...He is working for himself, not the people," Sapna Choudhary was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Choudhary said she revered him because of the way he was working for the country and wished to meet him.

When asked about her role in the BJP, the singer-turned politician said that she will do whatever BJP tells her.

"Connecting with the public is most important for a leader. As an artist or performer, we are far away from the people. So, I will try and connect with people first. As far as my role in the party goes, I will do whatever I am told," she said.

However, Choudhary made it clear that she had no interest in contesting elections but will obey her party's command.

When asked if she was interested in contesting the Delhi Assembly polls early next year, she said, "Not at all. But, I will do exactly what the party asks me to do."

She said she would quit the contest if pitted against AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal.

"I will rather quit than contest election against Arvind Kejriwal. I do not want to be near him or even see his face," she told reporters.

While Assembly polls in Haryana are due later this year, elections in Delhi will be held next year.

Some BJP and RSS functionaries had raised eyebrows over the "hype" given to her while joining the BJP during an event organised to launch the party's membership drive at JLN stadium on Monday.

Earlier in March, Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Raj Babbar had announced on Twitter that she had joined the grand old party. Choudhary, however, had categorically denied it.

First Published: Monday, July 08, 2019 11:27 PM
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