Babita Phogat Quits As Haryana Police Inspector, May Contest Assembly Elections on BJP Ticket
Wrestler Babita Phogat joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) days before the state assembly elections. There are speculations that Babita may contest in the upcoming Haryana elections on a BJP ticket. Babita’s resignation from the post of Inspector in Haryana police has been accepted. She had resigned on 13th August this year.
Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat had joined the BJP on August 12. They joined the party in the presence of Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Babita Phogat came out in support of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar after he courted controversy with his remarks on Kashmiri girls. The wrestler supported him, saying that there was "nothing offensive" in what he said.
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According to reports, Babita is expected to contest Haryana assembly elections from either Barda or Charkhi Dadri seat. Babita is a resident of Balali village near Bhiwani, Haryana. The Phogat family has produced many wrestlers who have won accolades for India at various levels.