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What Kangana said after getting BJP ticket

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
March 25, 2024 08:12 IST
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Actors Kangana Ranaut and Arun Govil, who were named as part of the list of 111 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls by the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday, expressed happiness and gratitude to the political party for nominating them for the upcoming elections.

IMAGE: Kangana Ranaut poses for a picture at Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya on January 22, 2024. Photograph: ANI Photo

While Ranaut will contest on a ticket for the BJP from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi constituency, her birthplace, Govil has been fielded by the party from the Meerut Lok Sabha seat.

The news of Ranaut taking the political plunge comes months after she hinted at entering electoral politics when she offered prayers at Gujarat's Dwarkadhish temple in November 2023.


Ranaut, a four-time National Award winner known for films such as Fashion, Queen, and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, said she is elated to officially join the BJP and is looking forward to being a reliable public servant.

'My beloved Bharat and Bhartiya Janta's own party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have always had my unconditional support, today the national leadership of BJP has announced me as their Lok Sabha candidate from my birthplace Himachal Pradesh, Mandi (constituency),' said Ranaut, who has been a vocal supporter of the ruling party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

'I abide by the high command's decision on contesting Lok Sabha polls. I feel honoured and elated to officially join the party. I look forward to being a worthy karyakarta and a reliable public servant. Thanks,' the 37-year-old actor wrote on her Instagram Stories.

In 2022, Ranaut said she has a keen interest in politics but has no plans to enter it professionally.

Govil, best known for playing the role of Lord Ram in Ramanand Sagar's classic TV serial Ramayan, thanked PM Modi for entrusting him with such a big responsibility.

'Heartfelt gratitude to Shri Narendra Modi ji and the selection committee who have given me such a big responsibility by making me the MP candidate of Meerut. I will make every effort to fully live up to the trust of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the expectations of the public. Jai Shri Ram @narendramodi @BJP4India @BJP4UP,' the 66-year-old actor, who essayed PM Modi in the recently released film Article 370, wrote in an X post.

Govil along with singer Anuradha Paudwal recently joined the BJP.

Ranaut, Govil and Paudwal were some of the several film personalities who attended the grand consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya in January.

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