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Want to contribute to India: Badminton star Saina Nehwal after joining BJP

Heaping praise on PM Narendra Modi, dadminton star Saina Nehwal said he was an inspiration for her move to join the BJP.

Published: 29th January 2020 03:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2020 03:37 PM   |  A+A-

Badminton star Saina Nehwal and her sister Chandranshu Nehwal join BJP in the presence of senior party leader Arun Singh at BJP HQ in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Badminton star Saina Nehwal and her sister Chandranshu Nehwal join BJP in the presence of senior party leader Arun Singh at BJP HQ in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Badminton star Saina Nehwal took the political plunge on Wednesday by joining the ruling BJP.

Nehwal, who was honoured with India's highest award for sporting excellence - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - joined the saffron party in the presence of BJP General Secretary Arun Singh.

Soon after joining, she said, "It's pretty new for me. I would like to contribute for the betterment for India."

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Heaping praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said he was an inspiration for her move to join the BJP.

On Wednesday, along with Saina Nehwal, her sister Chandranshu Nehwal also joined the outfit.

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