A wrestler of international fame, Babita Phogat along with her father Mahavir Phogat have joined the BJP. It is understood that she may be given a party ticket to contest the Assembly elections in Haryana to be held later this year. She praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for creating history by doing away with the special status given to Kashmir and declared that she was a big fan of him.
The Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Kiran Rijiju u described Babita as a ‘ youth icon’ as she brought glory and fame to the country by winning several medals in International wrestling competitions. She won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He also praised her father Mr. Phogat for training his daughters. It is the struggle of the Phogat sisters who inspired the making of the Hindi film Dangal in 2016. The film turned out to be a big hit with the audience.