In a surprising development, former WWE wrestler The Great Khali aka Dalip Singh Rana has joined Bharatiya Janata Party. The 49-year-old former WWE World Heavyweight Champion was seen making his way to the BJP headquarters in Delhi earlier today.

At around 1:20 PM on Thursday, BJP shared a video on Twitter in which BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh, Cabinet Minister Jitendra Singh and MP Sunita Duggal introduced Dalip as the new member of the BJP family.

In the press conference held at the BJP headquarters, headquarter in-charge Arun Singh claimed BJP to be the world’s biggest political party and welcomed Dalip Singh into the party. Singh mentioned that in his illustrious career, The Great Khali locked horns with professional wrestlers including The Undertaker, John Cena and more. Dalip Singh’s inclusion in BJP comes just a few days before the Punjab Assembly Elections.

The Facts of the Matter

In April 2007, fans of WWE were in shock and awe after a giant unnamed villain made his way into the wrestling ring and caught one of the most feared wrestlers, The Undertaker, defenseless. The following week, the unnamed giant was introduced as The Great Khali by the managers. Fans in India were shocked to know that The Great Khali’s real name was Dalip Singh and that he came from Punjab a

Soon enough, The Great Khali rose through ranks at the WWE, going as far as winning the World Heavyweight Championship belt. Outside the ring, Dalip Singh gained massive popularity thanks to his appearance in Bigg Boss and films like Get Smart, Kushti, and more. Little did his fans know that he would be part of India’s ruling party BJP.


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“Source of Inspiration..”: The Great Khali’s BJP Affiliation

On Thursday, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh had a press briefing where he welcomed Dalip Singh to the BJP. In the conference, the BJP leader introduced Dalip as a “source of inspiration” who started his professional career as a stone breaker. The BJP leader added that owing to Dalip Singh’s talents, Punjab Police hired him as an officer.

The BJP leader mentioned that when The Great Khali defeated the biggest professional wrestlers in WWE, the entire nation felt proud of him. He added that The Great Khali joined the party after being impressed with PM Modi’s policies and BJP’s vision for the country.


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“His Heart Resides in India, Will Make BJP Stronger”: BJP Leader

Meanwhile, Minister of State for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh also welcomed Dalip Singh Rana. The BJP leader mentioned that even though Dalip Singh had to travel overseas and accomplished greatly in other countries, his heart has always resided in India. He further added that Rana is strong, both physically and intellectually, and that his strength will make Bharatiya Janata Party stronger.

“Could’ve Stayed Overseas..”: The Great Khali Impressed by PM Modi

When asked to say a few words, Dalip Singh thanked the BJP leaders for welcoming him in the party. He claimed that he could’ve stayed overseas, if he wanted to lead a life full of abundance. However, he added that he saw PM Modi’s work for the country and claimed that he got inspired to join politics and join the BJP.


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India’s Tallest Man Joined Samajwadi Party Earlier

The Great Khali’s inclusion in the BJP comes just a few weeks after Samajwadi Party welcomed, Dharmendra Pratap Singh, India’s tallest man. 41-year-old Dharmendra stands at 8 ft 1 inch tall. After his inclusion in the party, the official handle of the UP-based party tweeted, “Expressing faith in the policies of the Samajwadi Party and the leadership of Shri Akhilesh Yadav, today Shri Dharmendra Pratap Singh of Pratapgarh joined the Samajwadi Party.”

 

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