Lok Sabha 2019: Madhuri Dixit to contest from BJP’s Pune seat


Madhuri Dixit is the top contender to contest for BJP from Pune seat. Bharatiya Janata party is strongly considering the 'Dhak Dhak' lady to fight for BJP from Pune 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," says a senior BJP leader.

In June this year, BJP chief 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 Narendra Modi government’s achievements.

The party has now decided to field the actress for Lok Sabha election. 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," he said.

"The party is in the process of finalising 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," the leader said.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had snatched the Pune Lok Sabha seat from the Congress.

On the plans to field the actor, a senior BJP functionary said, "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.