Madhuri Dixit may contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Pune on BJP ticket
Madhuri Dixit is likely to contest from the Pune Lok Sabha constituency in the upcoming 2019 general election on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s ticket as she has been shortlisted for the constituency.
It is to be noted that BJP chief Amit Shah had visited Madhuri’s residence in Mumbai and briefed her about the achievements of the Narendra Modi government.
“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,” a senior state BJP leader told news agency PTI.
“The party is in the process of finalising the list of probables for several Lok Sabha seats and Dixit’s name has been shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha constituency…she is being seriously considered for it,” the leader said.
Madhuri Dixit, who is popularly known as Nene has been featured in several 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 more than three lakh votes.
Fielding Madhuri in Pune, a senior BJP functionary said, “Such tactics were implemented by Narendra Modi in Gujarat when he became the chief minister for the first time. 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 added.