Haryanvi singer and dancer Sapna Choudhary today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of the party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari. She joined the BJP at a membership drive at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi as the party is holding a mass membership campaign across the country.
"There was no need to think twice. I was highly impressed by BJP's work. BJP is a great party and I have taken its membership," said Ms Choudhary, according to news agency ANI.
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP general secretary Ram Lal were also present.
During the Lok Sabha elections, she had campaigned for Manoj Tiwari, who was the BJP's candidate from North East Delhi.
She joined the BJP roadshow soon after her photo with Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra fuelled speculation that she was joining the Congress.
The photo, tweeted in March by Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar, was widely circulated on social media. But she categorically denied joining the Congress.
There was talk about the Congress fielding her from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura, against the BJP's Hema Malini.
Ms Chaudhary had then called a press conference and denied the reports, calling the photo an old one.
"Without Sapna's consent, Congress has used her old pictures to spread the news that she had joined Congress and will contest from Mathura. She is a superstar and Congress has stooped to such level, which was not expected," Manoj Tiwari had said.
Sapna Choudhary shot to fame in 2018 after her stint in "Big Boss".
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