Badminton star Saina Nehwal to join BJP on January 29

Popular badminton player and Olympic-bronze medalist Saina Nehwal is set to join BJP on Wednesday (January 29) noon at party headquarters in DDU Marg, New Delhi.

Nehwal’s Twitter account had recently caught attention after she had posted identical tweets lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.

Nehwal is currently ranked 9th in the women’s singles category, according to the BWF World Rankings. The 29-year-old has won several accolades for the country including an Olympic bronze medal in London, she has bagged as many as 24 international titles.

She was conferred with the Padma Bhushan — India’s third highest civilian award — in 2016. She had previously won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Arjuna Award — the nation’s top two sporting honours.