Paralympian Deepa Mallik Joins BJP
NewsBytes
Mar 28, 2019

Paralympian and Padma Shri recipient Deepa Mallik Joins the BJP party. Mallik’s presence will give the BJP a big boost for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.

Deepa Mallik is an Indian Athlete.She was the first woman to win a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympic in Shot Put. She has also won a gold medal in the Javelin event at the Para Athletic Grand Prix held in Dubai in 2018.She has received a Padma Shri from the Indian Government for her achievements as well.

On 25th March 2019, she announced that she will join the BJP party. Deepa said that she joined the party because, Narendra Modi has done a lot of the Divyang in India. He has also contributed towards empowering women. She said that PM Modi has created many programmes to support women. She was welcomed in the BJP party by, Haryana BJP Chief Subhash Barala and General Secretary and Haryana in-charge Anil Jain at BJP's headquarters in Delhi. Anil Jain said that Deepa has made the country proud by her achievements. BJP is very happy that she joined the party.

BJP has not announced the names of all the candidates from Haryana for the Lok Sabha Elections. Deepa may take part in the elections.