Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Babita Phogat will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today at Haryana Bhawan in national capital Delhi, sources said. “Wrestler Babita Phogat to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), today,” news agency ANI quoted sources as saying.
Babita is the younger of the two famous Phogat sisters, elder being Geeta, on whom the successful Bollywood film 'Dangal' is based.
Sources: Wrestler Babita Phogat to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), today. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/8LUOoLhWp2— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2019
A bronze medallist at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships, Babita had won yellow metals at 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is all set to tie the knot with Vivek Suhag after her family gave the approval. According to his social media profile, Vivek Suhag is a winner of last year's 'Kesari award'.
According to a report, Babita’s father and Dhronacharya awardee Mahabir Phogat will also join the party. He was Jannayak Janata Party’s (JJP) sports wing in-charge in the state.
Mahabir Phogat told Hindustan Times that the decision was made after a long discussion as the Modi government is doing great work.
The JJP was launched last year by former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's grandson Dushyant Chautala, following a power struggle in the state's main opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).