Slain forest brigand Veerappan’s daughter Vidhya Rani, who is an advocate, joined the BJP along with thousand others in the presence of the party national general secretary Muralidhar Rao on Saturday.
Former Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan was also present at the event in Krishnagiri. Vidya Rani, a lawyer by profession, has been an active social worker.
Speaking after joining the party, she said her father too wanted to serve people, but the path he chose was wrong. She said she joined the party with the intention of serving the people and the nation.
She was part of many others who had joined the BJP on Saturday at Krishnagiri in the presence of party General Secretary Muralidhar Rao, former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and others. Vidya Rani said that the she had joined the party to serve the people.
“I want to work for the poor and underprivileged irrespective of their caste and religion. PM Modi’s schemes are for the people and I want to take them to the people,” said Vidya.
As many as 1000 members from different political parties joined the BJP along with Vidya Rani on this day. Vidya Rani, who received the party identity card from Rao, said she would work for the needy and downtrodden. “My father’s ways might have been wrong, but he always lived for the poor.”
Vidya says she wants to uplift people through education, irrespective of their caste and religion. She has been running a tuition centre in Krishnagiri for the past one year, to support students from all walks of life.