India / Sapna Choudhary denies joining Congress, party says she has

India Today : Mar 24, 2019, 05:48 PM

Dancer and singer Sapna Choudhary has denied joining the Congress party. She also said that all the political parties for her are equal and she will not campaign for any particular party in the Lok Sabha polls.

"I have not joined the Congress party. I have not joined any political party. I am not going to campaign for any political party. I am an artist," Sapna Choudhary said.

Sapna Choudhary's clarification has come a day after there were reports of her joining the party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Sapna Choudhary further said that she had met Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and is also in contact with the Bharatiya Janata Party's Manoj Tiwari. She also said that her pictures with Priyanka Gandhi are old.

"I have not met Raj Babbar [Congress Uttar Pradesh unit chief]. I have not joined the Congress party. I will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls," Sapna Choudhary said.

A day earlier, there were reports of Sapna Choudhary joining the Congress party. Chaudhary was formally inducted into the party at Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar's residence here, sources said.

Speculation was rife that she could be fielded from Mathura to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party's Hema Malini.

Congress counters claim

However, the Congress party continues to claim that Sapna Choudhary joined the party on March 23. The party has released pictures of Sapna Choudhary's party membership form as well as the party receipt. The form includes Sapna Choudhary's picture as well as signature.

UP Congress Secretary Narendra Rathi confirmed the news of Sapna Chaudhary's inclusion in the party, telling ANI "Sapna Choudhary came and filled the membership form herself, her signature is on it. Her sister also joined the party yesterday, we have both of their forms."

Not only this, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Raj Babbar too had posted a tweet welcoming the Haryanvis singer to the party. The tweet had a photo of Sapna Choudhary with Priyanka Gandhi. The tweet had generated much criticism for Babbar.