BJP Fields Rivaba, Wife of Cricketer Jadeja, In Gujarat
JAMNAGAR, (IANS) – The BJP is fielding Rivaba Jadeja, wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, from Gujarat’s Jamnagar North constituency, in place of sitting MLA Dharmendra Singh Jadeja (Hakubha) in the December Assembly elections.
Hakubha was a turncoat, having left the Congress to join the BJP in 2017 and won the Assembly elections on the BJP symbol. He was hoping that the party would renominate him in this election, but it has not happened.
After the announcement of BJP candidates list, Rivaba Jadeja visited the party office and told the media: “Ravindrasinh is also an indirect party member and soon we will get him on the ground to campaign for the party.”
She joined the BJP in 2019, soon after Jadeja’s father Aniruddhsinh and sister Naynaba had joined Congress.