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Olympian Rathore joins BJP, takes VRS from Army

Ace shooter and former Olympic Silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday decided to take a shot at politics as he joined the BJP after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Army.

The 43-year-old Colonel entered politics, contending that ‘I must not back out when the nation is faced with a different kind of threat’.

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.

‘I know politics and politicians are hated but I still believe in goodness of a heart that has selfless intentions. With the grace of god, I will make a difference,’ said Rathore who had won Silver medal in 2004 Athens Olympics.
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