Rajyavardhan Rathore, why politics?

We don’t know what has prompted shooter and former Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to join politics…


In a shocker of news, ace Indian shooter and former Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has joined the political outfit Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The former Colonel has quit the Indian army and has decided to spend time in politics. He was introduced to the public in a grand manner with many top BJP brasses present at the occasion.  At the unveiling, he praised Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and called him a decisive leader who can lead this country. So what was the reason behind joining politics, Mr. Rathore?

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in his statement said, “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.” He further adds, “I feel that sportsmen should have a bigger say in the administration. In a democratic set-up, people who are being governed should also be a part of the governing system. They should be drafted into the governance.” Yes, we totally agree with you Mr. Rathore, but this does not mean you shake hands with the devil itself. Knowing the current scenario in India where politicians are in hand in hand with corruption, Rathore has blindly trusted them and has vowed to fight the ‘other politicos’ handling the sports administration.

With the IOA (Indian Olympic Association) in shambles, Rathore’s role is appreciated, but all cannot be won in a single day. Many ex-sportspersons have come and gone before him and have failed miserably. If Rathore does manage to prove his worth in politics, can he assure the people of this country and its sportspersons that will the fight stay on? The answer is a clear no.

Our politicians have always given false promises to us. But now a sportsman, who once basked in the glory of greatness and bought smiles to the people of this nation, has asked the same gullible citizens to trust him. Will they or will they not?

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