'Dangal' family joins BJP ahead of Haryana elections
Two-time CWG gold medallist wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat joined the BJP in the presence of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju today. They are well known across the country through the record-breaking 'Dangal' movie which was made on their family. Bollywood’s Mr. Perfect Aamir Khan played the role of Mahavir Phogat
They joined the party ahead of the Haryana Assembly elections which will take place in November this year. Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls Mahavir had joined Jannayak Janata Party but wasn't given a ticket. The Phogat family hails from Balali village of Dadri and there is speculation Babita Phogat may be fielded from either Badhra or Dadri assembly segments of Dadri district.
Mahavir Phogat, who confirmed that he and his daughter Babita were joining the BJP at Haryana Bhawan, said: “BJP government did a great work by scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories”.
Phogat also showered praises on Haryana government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal “for providing the state with a transparent government and recruiting youth in a fair manner”. “I and Babita are on the way and heading towards Delhi”, he added.