New Delhi: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party next month during the Haryana assembly polls, claimed BJP sources on Wednesday. Also Read - Asian Games 2018: Olympic Bronze Medallist Yogeshwar Dutt Says Indian Wrestling Needs Foreign Help
Hailing from Haryana, Dutt became a famous wrestler after winning the bronze medal for India in the 2012 Olympic Games. It must be noted that the wrestler was in contention for a Lok Sabha ticket from BJP in the Lok Sabha elections held this year. In fact, a report said that BJP’s state unit recommended Yogeshwar Dutt as their candidate in the general election. Also Read - Asian Games-Bound Wrestler Bajrang Punia Credits 'Mentor' Yogeshwar Dutt For Developing Champion's Attitude in Him
Earlier on September 25, Dutt met the Haryana unit BJP president Subhash Barala and informed that he has submitted his resignation from the Haryana Police. Also Read - Every Indian should stand for National Anthem: Yogeshwar Dutt
Besides a bronze medal, Dutt had won a gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In the year 2013, Dutt was honoured with the Padma Shri award.
He is likely to receive a BJP ticket for one of the assembly segments in the Sonepat Lok Sabha constituency, which is also his home district, claimed the party sources.
Meanwhile, former MP and Congress leader Kailasho Saini joined the BJP in presence of Barala at the Haryana Bhawan.
The Haryana assembly poll is scheduled to be conducted on October 21.
(With inputs from PTI)