The declaration of the dates of the Lok Sabha elections, the political giants have risen sharply. Many former players have also landed on the field of politics. These include from Gautam Gambhir to Deepa Malik. Paralympics Deepa Malik, who remained away from politics till now, joined the BJP on Monday.
Thank you @narendramodi sir & @AmitShah sir for believing in me & warmly welcoming me in BJP! Humbled and honoured. Look forward to continuing my service to the nation & developing #NewIndia under your stewardship. @subhashbrala @aniljaindr @mlkhattar @bhupinderbjpggn pic.twitter.com/PRvAKTtHML
— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) March 25, 2019
A few days ago, the former cricketer has joined the BJP too. Deepa Malik is a handicap. She won the Silver Medal in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.
Deepa Malik joined the party in the presence of BJP’s Haryana unit chief Subhash Barla and in-charge of state affairs, Anil Jain.
The party said that the party organization will be strengthened by its arrival. Deepa is from Haryana she is the first Indian women athlete to win a medal in Paralympic Games.
इनेलो पार्टी के विधायक श्री केहर सिंह रावत और पैराओलम्पिक विजेता सुश्री दीपा मलिक ने आज राज्यसभा सांसद व् प्रभारी @aniljaindr तथा प्रदेश अध्यक्ष @subhashbrala जी की उपस्थिति में भारतीय जनता पार्टी की सदस्यता ग्रहण की। भाजपा परिवार में आप दोनों का स्वागत है। pic.twitter.com/2WyUh9RSKR
— Chowkidar Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) March 25, 2019
Anil Jain said, “We welcome Deepa in the party. She is the source of inspiration for all of us. She has made the country proud.”
The BJP has to announce candidates in Haryana in the Lok Sabha elections. Deepa Malik along with Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA Kehar Singh Rawat has also joined the BJP.