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Civic body polls: Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife campaigns for BJP, sister for Congress

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Team India Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s family members have become one of the star attractions in the civic body poll campaign in Jamnagar and Rajkot, both part of the Saurashtra region. Jadeja’s wife Rivaba and sister Naynaba have been active in campaigning albeit for two different parties. Rivaba is campaigning for the BJP while Naynaba is backing the Congress.

Both, however, say that their different political inclinations do not affect their relations as they don’t bring politics into their home.

What Jadeja’s sister said

Naynaba is campaigning for the Congress in Jamnagar while Rivaba is campaigning for the BJP in Rajkot. She said she stays away from political talk at home and hence it is not a source of friction with her sister-in-law. She said since Jamnagar is her home she chose to campaign for the party there.

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Rivaba Jadeja has not commented on the personal relations but said she identifies with the BJP’s politics and hence is campaigning for the party. In Rajkot where Rivaba is campaigning, Congress’ Gayatriba Vaghela is taking on BJP’s Narendrasinh Jadeja from ward no 3. Rivaba had been present for the BJP candidate’s campaigning and had shared the dais with Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and his wife Anjali.

Talking to the media, Rivaba said the BJP candidate of ward no 3 was like a brother to her. She appealed to the voters in general and those from her community to vote for the BJP candidates.

Rivaba Jadeja had in 2019 joined the BJP in Jamnagar in an event that was attended by the top leaders of the state. in 2018, Rivaba was appointed as the head of Karni Sena’s women’s wing in Gujarat.

 

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