Just over a few months after she joined the Karni Sena, Rivaba Jadeja, wife of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She joined the party in Gujarat in the presence of state Agriculture Minister R C Faldu and MP Poonam Madam on Sunday.
In October, Rivaba had joined the pro-Rajput group Karni Sena as the President of Women's wing. Upon becoming a part of the group, she had expressed her happiness.
"My first goal would be to empower women to the level that they can fend for themselves, take care of themselves and defend themselves when men are not around and fight off any threats from perverted minds. This is my prime goal as I have personally been through such an experience," she had said.
At the at stage, Rivaba had mentioned that she was unsure of joining politics. When she was quizzed on whether politics is her next destination, she stated that she wanted to initially do something good for the community.
"I can’t say anything with certainty at this stage. I would like to make contribution in the capacity for which my community has selected me. You may call this a beginning. I have lots of good plans for our community and our country in coming days. Presently, my focus is social service," she added.