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Celebrities Contesting LS Elections | From Screen To Constituency

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Celebrities, with their fan following come to be very good candidates for elections. The National Parties know this and hence field Celebrities. These Celebrities also hope for a good career in Politics and hence a common link is formed. Here is a list of Celebrity Candidates announced by BJP for the Upcoming Lok Sabha Polls.

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Bollywood actress  Kangana Ranaut has been nominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Mandi constituency in Himachal Pradesh. The Actress has been very vocal about her love for the party. After the announcement she responded by saying: “This is my ‘janmabhoomi’ and it has called me back, I am fortunate. If they choose me, I will serve them. I am overwhelmed, this is an emotional day for my family and me. I express heartfelt gratitude to BJP chief JP Nadda,” 


She took to X to express her Gratitude, where she posted “My beloved Bharat and Bhartiya Janta’s own party, Bharatiya Janta party ( BJP) has always had my unconditional support, today the national leadership of BJP has announced me as their Loksabha candidate from my birth place Himachal Pradesh, Mandi (constituency) I abide by the high command’s decision on contesting Loksabha polls. 

I feel honoured and elated to officially join the party. I look forward to be a worthy karyakarta and a reliable public servant. 



Source: Kangana Ranaut on “X”


Bhojpuri actor and singer Manoj Tiwari will contest from Northeast Delhi. He is the sitting Lok Sabha MP from the seat and has been representing the seat since 2014. Among those 5 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, where the party has declared its candidate, Tiwari is the only name that has been retained.


Bollywood and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan will contest from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur seat. He has been representing the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency since 2019 in the Parliament as the BJP MP.


Bhojpuri actor Pawan Singh has been fielded by the BJP from West Bengal’s Asansol Lok Sabha seat. The famous Bhojpuri film star will be contesting the polls for the first time.


Hema Malini, who will contest the 2024 Lok Sabha polls from the Mathura constituency in Uttar Pradesh, is a famous actor, director, and producer. She is also a sitting BJP MP representing the Mathura Lok Sabha seat since 2014.

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Dinesh Lal Yadav alias Nirahua, who is also a Bhojpuri film actor, has been made BJP candidate from Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency. Nirahua was elected as a member of Lok Sabha from the Azamgarh seat during the 2022 by-polls, after getting defeated by former- Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


Locket Chatterjee, who is the sitting BJP parliamentarian in Lok Sabha, was an actress and dancer, especially featuring in several Bengali movies. Chatterjee, who has represented the Hooghly Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal since 2019, will be contesting the polls from the same seat.


Suresh Gopi, a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, is a famous singer and an Indian actor who predominantly worked in Malayalam cinema, has been given the ticket for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls by the BJP. He will be contesting from the Thrissur constituency in Kerala.


Indian athlete Devendra Jhajharia has been named by the party as a candidate from the Churu Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan. Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower competing in F46 events. He is the first Indian Paralympic player to win two gold medals at the Paralympics.


Other Parties are also looking to field some celebrities. However, it’s only tentative and we’ll know for sure once the other parties release their lists. Some of the Celebrities rumored to join the LS race are Govinda, and Neha Sharma. Its to see if Shiv Sena and Congress Field these Candidates.


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