Yogeshwar Dutt joins BJP ahead of Haryana Polls

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Image Courtesy: Twitter(@DuttYogi)/ANI
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Yogeshwar Dutt, the Olympic and Commonwealth medal winner is now confirmed to be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, just a month ahead of the Haryana Legislative Assembly election to be held in 21st October, where he is likely to be a candidate.

Image Courtesy: Twitter(@DuttYogi)/ANI

Yogeshwar met the BJP Haryana state unit president Subhash Barala on Wednesday, who recently confirmed that the 36 year old,  who previously worked as an officer for the Haryana Police, has resigned.

“Yogeshwar Dutt met with senior BJP leaders at the party HQ today. He will resign from the government service and then join the party,” Barala said, according to NDTV.

Dutt, who hails from Gohana, a city in Haryana’s Sonipat district, won the Bronze medal in the 60 kg category at 2012 Summer Olympics held in London. He also secured a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games hosted in Glasgow, where he competed in men’s 65 kg freestyle category. He was awarded the Padma Shri award in 2013.

“I want to serve the people. I’ve been influenced by Modji and hence I decided to join BJP. I’ve been following him for a long time. It’s important to come forward to do good work, including sportspersons. I’m happy to be part of this family,” Yogeshwar was quoted saying after joining the saffron party.