Professional wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, also known as The Great Khali, joined BJP on Thursday in Delhi.
Khali's inclusion into the party comes days ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls while UP has entered its first phase of polling covering 58 constituencies and 403 seats.
Punjab will go to the polls on February 14 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10.
I'm glad to have joined BJP... I feel that PM Modi's work for the nation makes him the right Prime Minister. So, I thought why not be a part of his governance for the nation's development. I joined BJP after being influenced by BJP's national policy: Wrestler The Great Khali pic.twitter.com/RjwU4XIw16— ANI (@ANI) February 10, 2022
Khali was quoted saying, "I'm glad to have joined BJP. I feel that PM Modi's work for the nation makes him the right Prime Minister. So, I thought why not be a part of his governance for the nation's development,".
The wrestler said that he joined BJP as he was influenced by the party's national policy.
In 2020, Khali had lent support to the farmers protesting in Delhi borders against the Centre's farm laws.
The wrestler had appealed to people of India to support the agitating farmers.
"They will buy it (crop) for ₹ and sell it for Rs200. The laws will also harm daily wage workers, roadside vendors; the common man will suffer," he had said.
Khali had made his professional wrestling debut in 2000. Before kickstarting his WWE career, he was an officer for the Punjab Police.