Star Badminton player Saina Nehwal has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party today. Nehwal has been formally inducted in the party today. Hyderabad-based Saina Nehwal has won over 24 international titles, including eleven Superseries titles. Nehwal has many first to her name including a medal at the Olympics.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi "inspires" her with his hard work for the country, Saina said. Joining the party at a ceremony at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, Nehwal said the BJP has been working a lot for the country and she would work to do her bit as its member. The Bharatiya Janata Party aims to target young voters by bringing Saina Nehwal to its fold. She is considered as one of the most popular non-cricket sportspersons in the country.
Daughter of Harvir Singh and Usha Rani Nehwal, Saina was born in Hisar, Haryana. Nehwal's badminton career began in Hyderabad, a city where her father Harvir Singh was promoted and transferred.