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


Sushil Manav

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7

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

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

Babita and kabaddi player Kavita Devi were appointed deputy directors in 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.

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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