“BJP Ne Ek Divyang Ko Ticket…” BJP fields para-athlete Devendra Jhajharia from Rajasthan’s Churu

Mar 03, 2024

New Delhi, Mar 03 (ANI): BJP on March 02 released its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls. Of 195 candidates, 34 are ministers from the Centre, States while two are former CMs. But, there was a name in the candidates list that took Bharatiya Janata party supporters by surprise. BJP fielded gold medalist Paralympic champion Devendra Jhajharia from Churu Constituency in Rajasthan. ‘Padma Bhushan’ Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia is a 2-time Paralympics gold medallist and one-time silver medallist. Soon after the candidates list was unveiled, the Paralympian said that he never imagined that a party would give LS ticket to him. Earlier on Aug 17, 2021, Devendra Jhajharia praised PM Modi for motivating Para-athlete and narrated his inspiring story. Later on Aug 30, 2021, PM Modi congratulated Devendra Jhajharia for winning the silver medal and making India proud.