New Delhi\Chandigarh: Indian Wrestler and Commonwealth Gold Winner Babita Kumari Phogat and her Father cum Coach Mahavir Phogat on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Party’s Working Chief JP Nadda, Haryana Chief Subhash Barala, and Union Minister for Sports Kiren Rijiju.
आज भारतीय जनता पार्टी के साथ जुड़कर राजनीति में नई शुरुआत कर रही हूं ! आप सबसे भी आह्वान करती हूं कि आप भी भारतीय जनता पार्टी के साथ जुड़कर भारत के प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी के हाथों को मजबूत करें pic.twitter.com/6mmUwnKvYk
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) August 12, 2019
Hailing from the Dadri district, the father-daughter duo has been vocal regarding the sports policy and programmes till now. They have also heaped praises for PM Narendra Modi and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.
Babita kumara Phogat is one of the two Phogat sisters who inspired the film Dangal. The discipline of their father Mahavir Phogat and the dedication of the Phogat sisters have brought them a long way. They are the first female wrestlers from the country and have inspired a lot of women to take up wrestling seriously.
The Director of Dangal, Nitesh Tiwari made a film on the life of Dronacharya Awardee Mahavir Phogat and his daughters, Geeta & Babita Phogat who won a lot of laurels for the country in the field of Wrestling.