Virender Sehwag's sister to make political debut with Congress

Virender Sehwag is likely to be a part of the campaign, but for a short time due to his IPL commitment Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Mar 27, 2012

India batsman Virender Sehwag s elder sister, Anju Mehrwal is set to make her entry into politics on a Congress ticket during the municipal elections from Dakshinpuri extension in South Delhi.

The 35-year-old will be contesting for the reserved seat for women. Sehwag is likely to be a part of the campaign, but for a short time due to his IPL commitments.

“He knows that I am contesting the elections. He has a very busy schedule all throughout April due to IPL; but we are hoping that he will take some time out for campaigning,” Mehrwal was quoted saying by TOI.

The mother of two is the first in her family to join active politics.

“It may be my first time, but I have been involved in social work as an active member of NGO Shikhar that works for destitute women and children,” said Mehrwal.

A Hindi teacher by profession, Mehrwal said her ward needs better sanitation and hygiene.

“Despite being centrally located, the area looks neglected. I would like to improve the amenities in the area with a special focus on sanitation and hygiene,” she added.