Wrestler Babita Phogat quits government job, likely to join politics with BJP

By Rajan Nath -- October 07, 2020 5:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Indian wrestler Babita Phogat, who unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Assembly elections, on Wednesday resigned as the Deputy Director in Haryana's Sports Department, citing "unavoidable circumstances."

Babita Phogat is likely to contest the by-poll in the state as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, a report suggested.

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After her resignation, Babita Phogar said that she is going to take an active part in politics and campaign in the Baroda Assembly By-poll (in the state), besides the Assembly elections in Bihar.

Babita along with the Kabaddi player Kavita Devi were appointed deputy directors in the sports department on July 30, this year.

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2014 Commonwealth Games winner, Babita had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 assembly poll from Dadri constituency.

Earlier, she had resigned from the designation of police sub-inspector on August 13, 2019. Day after her resignation as a police sub-inspector, Phogat joined the BJP with her father Mahavir Singh Phogat, a Droncahraya award winner.

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She was appointed in Haryana Police under the sports quota by then chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress.

educareThe character of Mahavir Singh Phogat, father of Phogat sisters, was portrayed by Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in the blockbuster Hindi film 'Dangal'. The film had showcased, the story of Mahavir's daughters Phogat sisters who brought a lot of fame and proud to the nation.

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