Wrestler Babita Phogat quits Haryana deputy director’s post to take active part in politics

Wrestler Babita Phogat quits Haryana deputy director’s post to take active part in politics

Wrestler Babita Phogat on Wednesday resigned from the post of Deputy Director within the Sports Department, Haryana.

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Babita told The Tribune that she had resigned an hour ago so as to require an active part in politics and campaign for the BJP within the Baroda Assembly bypoll besides the Assembly elections in Bihar.

Babita and kabaddi player Kavita Devi were appointed deputy directors within the sports department on July 30 this year.

Winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Babita had contested the 2019 Assembly poll from Dadri seat on a BJP ticket but had lost.

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Babita and elder sister Geeta Phogat, a DSP in Haryana Police, are known for Aamir Khan’s movie ‘Dangal’ made on them and their father Mahavir Phogat.

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