Former World No. 1 and Olympic Bronze medalist Saina Nehwal joins BJP

January 29, 2020

BadmintonSaina Nehwal

  • Badminton star Saina Nehwal and her sister Chandranshu Nehwal joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday, ANI reported. BJP National Secretary Arun Singh welcomed the athlete in the party. She later met BJP President JP Nadda.
  • “Today, I am joining a party that performs well for the country,” Nehwal said. “Modi Ji has done so much for sports in India with initiatives like Khelo India. Looking forward to working hard for the country and the people.” Nehwal is likely to campaign for the party ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections on February 8.
  • Haryana-born Nehwal has won 24 international titles till now. She was world No. 2 in 2009 and No.1 in 2015. She has won medals at both the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games over the years.

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