Elections 2019: Madhuri Dixit as BJP Candidate From Pune?

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: The BJP is likely to field Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene from the Pune Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 elections.

Rumours are making rounds, citing party sources that BJP national president Amit Shah had met Madhuri at her residence in Mumbai in June this year and briefed her on the achievements of the Narendra Modi government so far.

A senior state BJP leader today told PTI that the actress name has been shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha seat. “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 news agency quoted her as saying.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won the Pune Lok Sabha seat- it was won by the party leader with Anil Shirole by a margin of over three lakh votes.

On the plans to field the actor, a senior BJP functionary told PTI, “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 said.