Olympic medallist Krishna Poonia on Saturday said if the Congress would give her ticket she would contest the next assembly election from Sadulpur constituency in Churu district of Rajasthan.
Discus thrower Poonia, 36, who hails from Hisar district of Haryana, married Virendar Singh Poonia, a hammer throw champion, of Gagarwas village in Churu district of Rajasthan in 2000.
Poonia had joined the Congress in Churu rally of Rahul Gandhi on October 23. She said: “I am practicing hard for the next Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. I have resigned from the job of north western railways recently and now I will devote my full time to play and politics.”
“I had a keen desire to serve people and my in-laws have supported me in this noble mission,” Poonia said.
“People have praised my decision of joining politics and the response is overwhelming,” she said.
She said: “More and more girls should join schools, colleges and universities because only education can empower them.”