Shuttling from badminton to politics, Saina Nehwal on Wednesday joined the ruling party BJP on and likely to campaign for the party ahead of the February 8 Delhi elections. Saina’s formal induction into the party was announced at a press conference which was held in Delhi.
Apart from Saina her elder sister Abu Chandranshu Nehwal has also joined the BJP. In the press conference Saina said, “Today I have joined a party that has done a lot for the country. I hope to do a lot of good work. I have won medals for the country. I am a very hardworking and I love hardworking persons. I can see Prime Minister Narendra Modi does so much for the country, I want to do something for the country with him.”
— BJP (@BJP4India) January 29, 2020
Saina who has born in Haryana is one of India’s most successful athletes and has a huge fan following. She has been honored with the country’s top sporting awards like the Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. In the London Olympics, Saina has won a bronze medal. Till now she won over 24 international titles.