The BJP is considering fielding Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene from the Pune Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 general elections, the party sources revealed.
A senior Maharashtra BJP leader reportedly said that the party has shortlisted Madhuri Dixit’s name for the Pune Lok Sabha seat.
The state leader said, “The party is seriously considering giving candidature to Madhuri Dixit in the 2019 general elections. We think the Pune Lok Sabha seat will be better for Madhuri.”
While saying that the party is in the process of finalizing the list of probable names for several Lok Sabha seats, he added “The party is in the process of finalizing 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.”
When asked about the introduction of fresh faces in the party, senior BJP functionary said, “Such tactics were implemented by Narendra Modi in Gujarat when he became the chief minister for the first time. Modi changed all the candidates in local bodies election and the party reaped benefits of that decision.”
In June this year, BJP President Amit Shah had met the actor at her Mumbai residence during his party’s ‘Sampark for Samarthan’ (Contact for Support) programme and briefed her on the achievements of the government.