New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia is expected to join the Congress Party on Wednesday at a rally in Rajasthan, where she is also likely to contest in the upcoming state Assembly elections slated for December 1.
Poonia, the only Indian woman track and field athlete to have won an individual gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in 2010 in New Delhi, on Tuesday resigned from the Indian Railways so as to join the Congress Party and prepare for the polls.
"Poonia has submitted his resignation from the Railways. She has been associated with us for many years and we are proud to have her as our employee. She is a great sportsperson as well as a youth icon of the country, especially among the women. We wish her all the success in life," a top Railway source told PTI.