Jamnagar, March 11: Rivaba Jadeja, wife of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, on March 3, 2019, joined Bharatiya Janata Party in Jamnagar city of Gujarat. Rivaba joined BJP in the presence of Gujarat cabinet minister MP Poonamben, Agriculture Minister R C Faldu and MLA Bakubhai Jadeja. This step from the cricketer's wife came ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state. Rivaba Jadeja, Wife of Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, Appointed President of Karni Sena's Mahila Wing.
Last year, in October, Rivaba had joined Shri Rajput Karni Sena, the pro-Rajput group, as the president of women's wing. Upon becoming a part of the group, she said, "I'm proud to be a part of this organisation, and will try my best to uphold the dignity of this post. It is good that women who were exploited have shown the courage to come out. It shows that women have become aware. This will also give other women the courage to speak up.”
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At that time, when quizzed about her foray into active politics, Rivaba mentioned that she was unsure of joining politics but added that she wants to do something good for the community. “I cannot comment on it. The focus is on the welfare of the community, but you can say that this is the beginning," she said.