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9 Indian women celebrities who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

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The results of the 17th Lok Sabha election to be announced on Thursday will determine the fate of 715 female candidates out of 8,049 candidates.

Only a handful of women entered the competition this year, and of those 715 women, there were only a handful of female celebrities and actors.

This year, actors such as Urmira Matondkar joined the fray, while seasoned actors stuck to their previous constituencies and familiar campaign styles.

While these women may have brought “star power” to the spotlight, it remains to be seen what they will do for the masses if they win.


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Here is a list of celebrities who ran in the 2019 election:

Hema Malini, Mathura – BJP

Basanti would ride to victory.We’re talking about Helma Marini, the famous actress best known for her lively role of Basanti from Shawley. The actor, who has been ridiculed for not visiting her constituency frequently over the past five years, has been targeted for her inconsistent statements about her political work.

Hema’s tryst with politics began when she was elected to the Rajya Sabha as BJP representative in 2003. In 2014, she ran for the BJP seat and won the 2014 Mathura election. This year, she will face Kunwar Narendra Singh of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in MathuraIt remains to be seen whether “Dream Girl” will turn her voters’ dreams into reality, or if her electoral ambitions will be just a dream!

Jaya Prada, Rampur – BJP

Jaya Prada ruled Bollywood from the late 70s to the early 90s. She entered politics in 1994 after joining the Telugu Desam Party at the invitation of its founder NT Rama Rao.She left TDP to join Samajwadi Party competed in Rampur in 2004 and 2009 in Uttar Pradesh and won.

In 2010, she was expelled from the party for damaging the party’s image. She broke with Amar Singh to form Rashtriya Lok Manch in 2011, but the party did not win any votes in the 2012 parliamentary polls. In 2014, she joined the RLD and got one vote, but did not win the election.

In March, she joined the BJP, this time running for her third term in Rampur, against Samajwadi-BSP candidate Mohammad Azam Khan.


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Urmila Matondkar, North Mumbai constituency – Indian National Assembly

Urmila Matondkar, who released Bollywood hits in the 1990s and has remained active in television, announced her political ambitions by joining Congress this year.

She is running against BJP candidate Gopal Shetty in the Mumbai North constituency election.

Kirron Kher, Chandigarh – BJP

Kirron Kher is a familiar face on television with a long career in film and theater. She is married to actor Anupam Kher.

Kirron joined the BJP in 2009 and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Chandigarh in 2014. This year, she succeeds MP Pawan Bansal.

Poonam Sinha, Lucknow – SP

Poonam Sinha, wife of actor and veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha and mother of actor Sonakshi Sinha, recently joined the Samajwadi party. She sided with BJP heavyweight and BJP minister Rajnath Singh in Lucknow this year.

Nusrat Jahan, Basirhat – TMC

Nusrat Jahan is a model and outstanding actor in the Bangladeshi film industry. She joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) this year and competed from Basirhat in West Bengal to compete with Pallab Sengupta of CPI, Quazi Abdur Ra​​him of Congress and Sayantan Basu of BJP.

Mimi Chakraborty, Jadavpur – TMC

Mimi Chakraborty is a well-known model and actress from West Bengal. She joined politics this year as a candidate for Jadhavpur, fighting against CPI(M)’s Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya and BJP’s Anupam Hazra.

Moon Moon Sen, Asansol – TMC

Popular Bollywood actor Moon Moon Sen joined TMC in 2014, competing and winning from Bankura. This year, she made headlines for her empty remarks about West Bengal politics and her ignorance of big issues. She is competing for the Asansol seat of TMC with Babul Supriyo of BJP.

Smriti Irani Amethi – BJP

Smriti Irani started her career in television and is also a former model. She entered politics in 2003 when she joined BJP. In 2011, she was sworn in as a member of the Rajya Sabha of Gujarat. In 2014, she faced Rahul Gandhi in the Amethi constituency but lost.

In 2014, she was named Human Resource Development Minister in PM Narendra Modi’s CabinetHowever, due to many controversies and cabinet reshuffles, she was transferred to the Ministry of Textiles. From July 2017 to May 2018, she also served in the News and Broadcasting Department. This year, she once again challenged Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.

Tomorrow’s outcome will determine the fate of these celebrity-turned-politicians. The next five years will be the real test of how they deliver on their promises.


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