- Babita Phogat said confident of winning from Dadri constituency
- "People gave me love and support, that is my strength," she said
- Her rivals are JJP's Satpal Sangwan, Congress's Nirpender Singh Sangwan
Champion wrestler and BJP candidate Babita Phogat is leading in trends as votes were counted on Thursday for the Haryana election.
This morning, she said she was confident of winning from Dadri assembly constituency.
"We prepare for four years to win medals at the Olympics. Today is the same day when I am waiting for results. People have given me love and support, that is my strength, and what keeps me going. I have faith in public and myself, people will give blessings to their daughter," Babita Phogat told news agency ANI.
This is the first political outing for Babita Phogat, who, along with her sister Geeta Phogat, inspired the blockbuster "Dangal" on their journey towards becoming champions.
Ms Phogat, 29, is pitted against Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) candidate Satpal Sangwan and Congress candidate Nirpender Singh Sangwan.
Dadri is among the areas in Haryana where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed rallies.
(With inputs from ANI)