Real 'Dangal' Father And Daughter Join BJP

Real 'Dangal' Father And Daughter Join BJP

Three-time Commonwealth gold and silver medalist, wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat have joined the BJP on Monday in the presence of Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju.

Before the 2019 elections, Mahavir Phogat had joined Jannayak Janata Party, a regional party in Haryana. But he did not get ticket in the elections. Upset with this, the Phogats have joined the saffron party. Haryana will go for elections (assembly) later this election, Mahavir might be eyeing a ticket once again.

After taking up the BJP flag, Babita Phogat showered praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into union territories. Babita is recovering from an injury and is aiming to qualify for the Olympics.

Kiren Rijiju added BJP's prospects in Haryana have further improved with the induction of Phogats and expressed confidence of retaining government. However Kiren did not make any comment whether Mahavir Phogat will be given ticket or not.

Inspired by this wrestling family, Bollywood's Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan made 'Dangal' in the year 2016 which went on to become a huge blockbuster.