Ace shooter joins BJP
Ace shooter and former Olympic Silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore joined the BJP after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Army.
He joined BJP in the presence of party President Rajnath Singh and Narendra Modi, whom he described as a 'decisive' leader who should be given a chance to lead the country.
Contending that he finds 'very creditable leadership' at the helm of the BJP, he said the party has committed and strong grassroots cadre. "India today needs decisive leadership and I see that leadership in Narendra Modi and Vasundhara Raje. Like a general that leads from the front, he (Modi) has galvanised a nation that had forgotten to believe. He deserves a chance, India deserves a chance and I am willing to soldier for India," Rathore said.
Welcoming him in the party, Modi said, It is not just a membership of the party, but a matter of relationship and member of a familyâ€¦ This is like a blood relationâ€¦ Devotion towards motherlandâ€¦ and commitment to a party.