Babita Phogat Resigns From Haryana Sports Department for ‘full time politics’


Chandigarh: A three time Commonwealth Wrestling Champion, Babita Phogat has resigned from Haryana Sports Department as Deputy Director for the active participation in politics. Earlier, 30 year old Babita had resigned from the post of police sub-inspector in August 2019 after joining BJP with her father Mahavir Phogat.

It was just before the Haryana Assembly election and she had also contested in the 2019 election but ended up losing the seat. Even though she wrote,”I had recently joined as Deputy Director in sports department but due to unavoidable circumstances I may not be able continue with my services,” in her resignation, there is speculation that she is considering in contesting in elections again.

As she met Haryana Chief Minister Manonhar Lal Khattar last day, the buzz had grew stronger that she will contest the bypoll for an Assembly seat next month. The bypoll in Haryana is scheduled for November 3.

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