Wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat joined BJP on Monday. The joining took place party in New Delhi in presence of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju. Babita is a Commonwealth Games champion and her father has been appreciated for raising his children to be such sportsperson. As the state of Haryana is scheduled to witness assembly elections in few days, the joining of the two will give a big boost to the BJP in the state. Earlier, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir also joined the BJP.
Speaking in the joining ceremony, Mahavir Phogat applauded the govt's move to abrogate Article 370 under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Babita Phogat said that she is thankful to all in the party that she is joining the party. "I have been PM Narendra Modi ji's fan since long. I have been so elated after he took the step to abrogate 370. He has turned the pages of history and his name will be written in golden words. Thank you so much, Jai Hind, Jai Bharat."
As the Government of India abrogated Article 370, Babita Phogat hailed the decision and welcomed this move expressing her happiness on social media. Babita, who has won two consecutive gold medals in the 2014 & 2018 Commonwealth Games took to Twitter and wrote 'Lath gaad diya dhumma tha diya' indicating this as a big achievement.
Wrestler Babita Phogat has always hailed BJP government's strong move, during Balakot air strike, she said that Army has filled heart of every Indian with pride and happiness after the strike. Phogat has been outspoken on her views and commitment towards the nation and supported the Indian army in their efforts to curb terrorism. After Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, Babita Phogat conveyed a hard-hitting message speaking about the impact that the incident left in her mind. She paid homage to the martyrs and conveyed condolences to their families.
In a video, Babita was see saying in Hindi, “I’m feeling very sad since yesterday. I couldn’t muster the courage to speak about it, but I’m still trying, to say a few words in respect of the martyrs. First of all, I pay my homage to the martyrs and offer my prayers to the Almighty to give their souls peace and their families strength and their children hope. Along with that, I want to say that that today the entire country has come together to stand with the soldiers to raise their morale to give terrorists and Pakistan a fitting answer. I urge the Government and also the political parties that they should all come together to boost the confidence of our soldiers so that they can hit back at Pakistan. And the start to that will be through the traitors and the anti-nationals who need to be thoroughly investigated.”