Madhuri Dixit could be BJP’s candidate from Pune in 2019 polls

Madhuri Dixit

The Hush Post|21:30 pm|1-min-read

Bollywood actor, Madhuri Dixit might get a BJP ticket for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. On Thursday, a senior state BJP leader told her name has been shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha seat.

In June, BJP chief Amit Shah had met the actor at her residence in Mumbai during his party’s ‘Sampark for Samarthan’ (Contact for Support) programme. Meanwhile, he explained her on the achievements of the Narendra Modi government.

A senior state BJP leader said, “The party is seriously considering giving candidature to Madhuri Dixit in the 2019 general elections. We think the Pune Lok Sabha constituency will be better for her.”

“The party is in the process of finalising the list of probables for several Lok Sabha seats. Dixit’s name has been shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha constituency. She is being seriously considered for it,” the leader said.

The 51-year-old actor has done many Bollywood films, including “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!”, “Dil To Pagal Hai”, “Saajan” and “Devdas”.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had snatched the Pune Lok Sabha seat from the Congress, with Anil Shirole winning by a margin of over three lakh votes.

A senior BJP functionary said these tactics were typical of Narendra Modi. When he was the chief minister he changed all the candidates in local bodies election and the party reaped benefits of that decision.”

“As fresh faces were introduced, there was nothing to criticise them with. It left the opposition shocked and the BJP won maximum seats and retained power,” he said.

A similar experiment was also successfully carried out in Delhi. During the local bodies polls in the national capital in 2017 all the sitting councillors were denied tickets. The BJP won the seats and retained the control, he said.

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