New Delhi: Renowned discus thrower Krishna Poonia today joined Congress party in the presence of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Rajasthan.
The announcement was made by Ashok Tanwar, Rahul Gandhi's close confidant.
Poonia's formal joining of the party was announced at the rally at Churu by Sirsa Member of Parliament and Rahul's confidant Ashok Tanwar.
“It's a new beginning in my life. I have brought laurels for the country in the field of sports but now I want to serve the people and make a difference in their lives,” Poonia told PTI from Churu.