Badminton champion Saina Nehwal surprised everyone by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today at the party headquarters in New Delhi. She will likely to hold rally ahead of the February 8 Delhi election.
Saina Nehwal said that she is inspired by PM Modi’s hard work and that is why she decided to join the BJP party in order to serve the country. Born in Haryana, Saina Nehwal has made the nation proud several times. She has achieved several milestones in badminton for India. In 2015, Nehwal created history becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to achieve the World No. 1 ranking.
Saina Nehwal decided to join BJP in order to do something for the well-being of the nation after being inspired by PM Modi.
“I have won medals for the country. I am a very hardworking and I love hardworking persons. I can see Prime Minister Narendra Modi does so much for the country, I want to do something for the country with him,” Saina said, wearing the BJP scarf.
the 29-year-old is the first Indian badminton player to have won an Olympic medal. She is one of the most prominent sportspersons in India with a huge fan following. Currently, she is preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Now, she will have one more responsibility on her shoulders as she will likely participate in the Delhi election campaign.
Ace badminton player has already made significant contributions to Indian badminton. Now, the party expects the same zeal and enthusiasm from the player. Saina Nehwal’s sister Chandranshu has also joined BJP.
BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh, said India is proud of Nehwal who brought laurels for the country. “She won bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics. It was the first time that an Indian won an Olympic medal in badminton. She has also won gold medal in Commonwealth Games,” said Singh.
Several famous celebrities have joined the BJP party including Gautam Gambhir, who was elected MP from Delhi in the national election, and wrestler Babita Phogat. Just before the Haryana assembly polls, the party roped in wrestler Sushil Kumar, Babita Phogat and former Hockey team captain Sandeep Singh. Sandeep Singh won the election and was appointed minister.