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Thursday, 8 October 2020

Babita quits as Dy Director of Sports Department

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 7

Wrestler Babita Phogat today resigned from the post of Deputy Director in the Sports Department, Haryana, citing "unavoidable reasons".

Phogat sent her resignation to the principal secretary of the Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Department. "Her resignation letter has been received today," confirmed sources in the Sports Department.

In her letter, Phogat mentioned that she had recently joined the department but due to some "unavoidable reasons" was unable to continue the government service. However, Babita told The Tribune that she had resigned in order to actively participate in politics and campaign for the BJP in the Baroda Assembly bypoll besides the Assembly elections in Bihar. Babita and kabaddi player Kavita Devi were appointed deputy directors in the Sports Department on July 30 this year.

Winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Babita had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Assembly polls from Dadri seat on a BJP ticket. Babita and her elder sister Geeta Phogat, a DSP in the Haryana Police, had become a household name after Aamir Khan's movie "Dangal" made on them and their father Mahavir Phogat. "Dangal'' was based on the lives of Phogat sisters, all of them wrestlers, and their father who coached them against all odds.



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