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From Kangana Ranaut to Shatrughan Sinha: Actors contesting 2024 Lok Sabha elections

The upcoming LS polls promise a dynamic clash of star power and seasoned leadership, as familiar faces step into the political arena to vie for the people's mandate across different constituencies

Our Web Desk Published 12.04.24, 03:09 PM
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Arun Govil's decision to contest as a BJP candidate from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh marks a significant turn in his illustrious career. Best known for his portrayal of Lord Ram in the iconic 1980s TV series, 'Ramayan,' Govil has long been a household name across India, embodying the ideals of righteousness and dharma through his portrayal of the divine character. His entry into politics, particularly as a candidate representing his hometown, underscores his commitment to serving the people and contributing to the development of the region. Joining the BJP in 2021 signaled Govil's alignment with the party's ideology and vision for the nation. His candidacy not only brings star power to the political arena but also reflects the party's strategy of fielding candidates with strong local roots and public appeal.

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The announcement of Kangana Ranaut as the BJP candidate from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh has ignited a whirlwind of reactions within the political landscape. Known for her outspoken support of the BJP and Prime Minister Modi, Ranaut's nomination has stirred both fervent backing and vocal opposition within the party ranks, setting the stage for a captivating electoral showdown. Addressing her first election meeting on March 29, Ranaut positioned herself as a devoted 'daughter and sister' of the people of Mandi, highlighting her deep-rooted connection to the region.

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Actor Shatrughan Sinha is contesting as TMC candidate from Asansol in West Bengal. With his rich political background and years of experience, Sinha brings a seasoned perspective to the contest, having previously served as a prominent member of the BJP. Meanwhile, the BJP's nomination of former Union minister SS Ahluwalia for the Asansol Lok Sabha seat underscores the party's strategic approach to the electoral battle.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to nominate Hema Malini for the Mathura Lok Sabha constituency for the third consecutive time underscores their confidence in her leadership and popularity among voters. As a seasoned BJP MP, Hema Malini's re-nomination reflects the party's strategic approach to ensuring continuity and effective representation in the region.

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Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan's candidacy from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections marks a continuation of his political journey, having secured the seat in the 2019 elections. As he seeks another term in office, Kishan's blend of charisma and grassroots connect remains a cornerstone of his appeal to voters.

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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari is set to contest from the North-East Delhi constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. As a two-time Member of Parliament, Tiwari's nomination holds special significance, being the only sitting parliamentarian among the seven BJP MPs in Delhi to be awarded a ticket for the upcoming polls.

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Renowned Malayalam actor and NDA candidate Suresh Gopi is set to contest from the Thrissur constituency in Kerala, marking a pivotal moment in his political journey. Despite his earlier attempts in the 2019 general elections and the 2021 Assembly polls, where he fell short of securing the people's mandate, Gopi's resolve remains unwavering as he embarks on this new electoral endeavor.

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