Hyderabad: As yet another prominent sports personality Saina Nehwal joined the BJP alongside her sister Chandranshu in the presence of National General secretary Arun Singh, on January 29, many congratulated the star player on her new innings.

However, on the other side, fellow badminton player and one of the veterans of the game, Jwala Gutta, took a jibe on Saina joining the BJP. She took to Twitter and wrote, " Pehli baar suna hai...bewajah khelna shuru kiya aur ab bewajah party join Kiya… " ( Heard for the first time that started playing for no reason and joined the party now for no reason).

As soon as Jwala posted the comment on Twitter, tweeple wasted no time in trolling Jwala for her comment. Several Twitter users called her 'jealous' and also made career comparisons between Jwala and Saina. They also termed her "unsportsperson like."

Comments like "Jealousy is the most difficult emotion to hide" and " Hope she doesn't start playing in Khakhi shorts" gathered a lot of attention.

Saina Nehwal, post her joining the BJP said - " Our Prime Minister works hard day and night which I like a lot. Even I've been making my nation proud since so many years and would want to continue it by doing the same after joining BJP. It'll be a great thing for me. I like doing something for my country and I believe BJP is doing well for the country. This is my opinion and I'm very happy that I've joined them.

On being asked whether she will continue playing, she smiled and said - "I'll be doing both of them together. Let's see how it goes. " She further added that she would be "fortunate" enough to work for the people and do good to them."

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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