Wrestler Babita Phogat joins Bharatiya Janata Party


Delhi: Champion wrestler Babita Phogat joins the ruling BJP today in a boost to the party in Haryana. Babita Phogat, 29, is a three-time Commonwealth gold and silver medalist from the family that inspired the 2016 Bollywood blockbuster “Dangal” starring Aamir Khan. The BJP expects her addition to help in Haryana, where state elections are due this year. Ms Phogat and her father Mahabir Phogat have both been very supportive of the central government’s policies, including the move to scrap special status for Jammu and Kashmir.