Soon after famous dancer-singer Sapna Choudhary on Sunday said she didn't join the Congress, senior party leader Narendra Rathi counteredÂ her claims and issued a membership form with her picture, name and signature on it. "Sapna Choudhary came and filled the membership form herself, her signature is on it. Her sister also joined the party yesterday (Saturday), we have both of their forms," Rathi told news agency ANI.
Chaudhary was formally inducted into the party at Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar's residence in New Delhi, sources said.
On Saturday, theÂ popular stage performer from Haryana had reportedly joined the Congress party in the presence of Rathi and later met with Congress general secretary Uttar Pradesh-East Priyanka Gandhi.
Narendra Rathi (in pic 1 from yesterday with Sapna Chaudhary), UP Congress Secretary: Sapna Chaudhary 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. pic.twitter.com/tKIh0eWLxUâ€” ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2019
"I have not joined the Congress party. The photograph with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is old. I am not going to campaign for any political party," the agency quoted her as saying.
Earlier, there were reports that Choudhary would contest against the Bharatiya Janata Party's Hema Malini in Mathura constituency. The party, however, gave the ticket to Mahesh Pathak from the Mathura constituency.Â
The dancing sensation from Haryana, who rose to fame with her â€˜aakhya ka yo kaajalâ€™ song, recently donated Rs 2 lakh to the families of Pulwama martyrs. Apart from her viral video, Choudhary is also known for her brief stint in popular TV show â€˜Bigg Bossâ€™ in 2017.
Picture of Congress Membership Form with Sapna Chaudhary's name and signature on it and fee receipt from yesterday. Today, Haryanavi singer and dancer Sapna Chaudhary has claimed that her pictures are old and she is not a part of any political party. pic.twitter.com/6kCUGlWvE3â€” ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2019
Her popularity can be gauged from the fact that Choudhary beat Deepika Padukone and Radhika Apte in the list of â€˜most searched women online in 2018â€™. With 1.7 million followers, Choudharyâ€™s glamorous makeover was one of the major Instagram trends in 2018.