STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Modi-fied: Slain dacoit Veerappan’s daughter joins BJP

In an interesting turn of events, slain forest brigand Veerappan’s daughter Vidya Rani joined the BJP at an event held in Krishnagiri on Saturday.

Published: 23rd February 2020 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2020 09:37 AM   |  A+A-

File photo Vidya Rani, daughter of slain forest brigand Veerappan, with husband Mariya Deepak on the High Court premises after their reunion.

By Express News Service

KRISHNAGIRI: In an interesting turn of events, slain forest brigand Veerappan’s daughter Vidya Rani joined the BJP at an event held in Krishnagiri on Saturday.

She, along with 1,000 other members from parties including the PMK, joined the saffron party in the presence of national secretary P Muralidhar Rao. The 29-year-old told Express that she was inspired by the welfare schemes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which prompted her to join the party.

“ Ever since my meeting with former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan two years ago, when he asked me to join the party and serve the people, I have been contemplating this move,” she said. Vidya says she wants to uplift people through education, irrespective of their caste and religion. She has been running a tuition centre in Krishnagiri for the past one year, to support students from all walks of life.

“We will utilize her properly. Her post will be decided later,” said State secretary KS Narendran.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp