'Want to contribute to India', says badminton star Saina Nehwal after joining BJP


New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS): Badminton star Saina Nehwal took the political plunge on Wednesday by joining the ruling BJP.

Nehwal, who was honoured with India's highest award for sporting excellence - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - joined the saffron party in the presence of BJP General Secretary Arun Singh.

Soon after joining, she said, "It's pretty new for me. I would like to contribute for the betterment for India."

Heaping praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said he was an inspiration for her move to join the BJP.

On Wednesday, along with Saina Nehwal, her sister Chandranshu Nehwal also joined the outfit.

 

 

  

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  • Wince, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 30 2020

    Looking for work as her days at the court are long over . Another garb to continue in the limelight. What other way than joining politics. Today many players as well as actors think that to serve people you have to join a political party. There are n number of players and actors who serve the ‘ people ‘ by contributing from the money they earn . Let us not be fooled by some people all the time.

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  • Peshu, Manipal

    Thu, Jan 30 2020

    Next year Padma Shree!

    If you can't play true game, try to play smart game!

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 30 2020

    Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face, money or fame. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly a beautiful soul.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 30 2020

    The good thing is she did not say Modi inspired her to play badminton. Now Modi and his gang will teach her how to play Bad Mind tone!!!

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 30 2020

    Great job by serving the country. It's time to retire some of the old arrogant politicians from politics who run the country & state for family and their own benefits without even contributing anything for the development. We need educated people in Indian politics.
    Jai Hind.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    I wish you more successful in sports. Politics is not for those who have clean image.

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  • Thousif, Manglore, Bolar

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Now do jumla and scold miniorty it in BJP blood . Shame on her joining the party which only want to divid and rule .

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Now she has to learn how to hate people who oppose their ideology

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  • Naeem, Mlore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    All poloticians started their career with this dialogue.

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  • Namith, Kottara

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Good decision by a great player. Best wishes

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Is there any other profeciancy to achive or contribute to the nation other than politics, no way.

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  • Susan Bangera, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Being a lady , I salute Saina, She has brought laurels to the nation. No matter what. Yes , she has changed fields. The max you can plan Tennis is till 30 or 32 however fit you are. Lets not be jealous of another hard working lady, feel sorry for you guys. Its her choice. We never said anything, when young Catholic ladies in Mluru contested from BJP in the recent MMC elections. So nothing wrong. At the end of the day, people will have to decide who to vote. Lets not have double standards.

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  • Rational thinker, MANGALURU

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Sports and movie personalities should be non political as they have fans across the board without any party affiliations. They should never favor any political party unless they want to make some quick and big money as joining bonus!

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Why do sportspeople join politics? I can never understand.
    Politics is a dirty, talentless, game unlike the sport that they come from..
    Why lose their respect and reputation by joining a profession where even rapists, illiterates, and murderers can succeed?

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  • Santa, Padubidri

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Sunil,you are stating that politics is dirty and disgusting field.But people from that field only decide your livings and life. You live on their policies and what they provide you.so it is important to get right people there .Need not be disillusioned and loose everything.

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    I hate to admit , but its a good move. Lets not point fingers, We had Navjyot Siddu, Kirti Azad etc from Cricket joining Cong, There is no future in Congress for anyone dynamic young and new who want to serve the society. Despite 50 plus defeats we have the Party President still contending for PM post, that send wrong signals.
    Even in DK , we see the same candidates contest even after 3-4 or even 5 subsequent losses. Christian candidates are joining BJP , recent examples being Valencia and Nagori. So Cong has to introspect.

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    To be very fair, this is where the BJP has a edge over Congresss. Its not family first and they give new young entrants a chance, unlike the Cong who still hang on to retired Ramu Kaakas, be it center or state.

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Modi bhakth in the making 😎😎
    I feel pity for her.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Why feel pity? She has nothing to lose.

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  • S. Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Now no scope in front of Sindhu, Carolina and rising badminton stars of China and Taiwan. Want contribute or collecting contribution from politics.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Her professional field going downwards

    Crashed out in first round in latest badminton encounter.

    Now politics is a last resort & she wanna check it.

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  • James, Bendur

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    The day she left Gopichand and joined Padukone academy her career shrinked. Now she joined BJP saying that she wants to contribute to India..... if you want to contribute to India and to the humanity please join some NGO and not to the political parties where there are full of corruption and criminals.

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  • sp, MLR

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Love All In badminton VS NOW Hate All :)

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Nice retirement plan. Well done

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  • Sunil, MANGALURU

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    LOVE-ALL............

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  • Jazz, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Nice retirement plan since career is coming to an end. Get ready to shuttle between avoiding real issues and creating new distraction laws. From love all to game over

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  • Anirudd, Andheri. Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    very good decision. good people also come in politics. pls do good things

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Since she is new to politics, she better get some training from motormouths how to impress the top brass.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    First change the system ,educate the politicians then you think of contribute....

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Join BJP its fine, but saying inspired from Modi is not worth and its totally fake. What inspiration will get from Modi. Whatever he does only for winning elections and nothing else. If you check Modi's political carrier he never worked for betterment of the common people. All his policies have hidden Agenda. Anyways best of luck Saina. Play well in politics well

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    If you wanted contribute you could have joined some organization where destitute or poor people are helped financially or whatever way that is possible for you.
    Purpose of joining politics only for political purpose. Many from film industry and games field have joined politics and have left or keep changing parties. All depends of personal benefits.
    To keep your self free of IT sleuths eagle eyes, BJP is the best option. Your interest will be fully guaranteed.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    BJP is the top organization which is not leaving any stone turned to uplift poor. Not by slogans like 'garibi hatao'. Electricity to every home, gas cylinders to every family, toilets to every house...everything will seem insignificant to you, but people on the ground love it.

    Earlier when we used to transit through Goa by train, we could see clouds of white smoke escaping from tiled roofs early in the morning. Now it is not there!

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  • Darshit, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    It is very strange that first JOURNALISTS, who are supposed to be impartial, fair and fearless, began to act as spokespersons for the party. They were followed by certain ARMED FORCES personnel, who are supposed to be neutral and above politics of any kind, began to get involved in political matters. Now SPORTS personnel and ACTORS are beginning to do the same.

    Are they doing this out of their freewill OR is it that they feel it is SAFER for them to be seen backing a political party or WORSE still, are they being forced to make these choices??

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Bill gates spends billions for Indian poor , but he didn't join politics !

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    She is going to lose her fan following for extending hands with wrong party She said she is inspired from Modi who work hard which is totally a lie. Hardworking person always delivers unlike Modi failed in his 6vtears of tenure.

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  • Save My India, India

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Absolutely correct.
    What can you expect from people with short term ambitions?

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    If u give him more time, I am afraid we all will b on footpath and country will be run by all sorts of idiotic belief

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Moshu,
    Sania Mirza will be the next!

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    PV sindhu has outrightly destroyed saina s career...Saina was good, in fact much better than PV Sindhu but arrogance took a toll on her which decreased her rankings in BWF

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Her days in sports comming to end. Like Gutam Gambir ,she thought her future will be in Politics. But Film star, sports personality nowadays no demand.

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  • krishna, mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Good decision great job ..God bless you

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  • Clara, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Very Good decision Saina mam . All the best

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  • Geeta, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Better you contribute to NGOs

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    You can contribute India without joining any political party also.

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  • Dinesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Better you contribute your best in the court.....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Saina Nehwal's fall has started ...

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Like Siddaramayya and Udbhav Takre

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  • Sampath, Mlore/Blore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Siddaramayya and Udbhav Takre are political experts. They know how to rise..... unlik Saina. After 2012 Olympics no notable perform.

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  • Jason, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    Just like Modi n Shah :-)

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 29 2020

    those already fallen down and tasting the dust threatening of consequences

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