Paralympian Deepa Malik joins BJP

Paralympian Deepa Malik today joined BJP. Later, she said, “The work that PM Modi has done for women empowerment and his thoughts towards women, is evident. He has put women in leading portfolios, he has also worked extensively for the ‘divyangs’.”

 

Malik is an athlete who won India two bronze medals in last year’s Asian Para Games in Indonesia. She won the medals in discus throw and javelin throw.She has also been advocating equal treatment of para-sports. She feels it is more challenging to play sports and winning international medals.

 

Welcoming the Paralympian on board, party leaders said her presence will strengthen the organisation. “We welcome her into the party. She is an inspiration for all of us. She has made the country proud,” General secretary Anil Jain said.

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