Olympian Saina Nehwal to join BJP today
Badminton champion Saina Nehwal is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today.
The news agency ANI said shortly after 12.00 pm that an announcement was immiment. Sources said earlier that she would be inducted today.
Born in Haryana, Saina Nehwal is one of India's most successful athletes, with both Olympics and Commonwealth Games medals under her belt.
In 2015, the 29-year-old became the first Indian woman shuttler to achieve the World No. 1 ranking.
She is currently ranked ninth.
Saina Nehwal's induction comes days before a crucial election in Delhi, which pits the BJP against the ruling Aam Aadmi Party.