Actor-turned-BJP lawmaker Hema Malini, who raked up controversy after her 'fancy' tractor ride in Mathura, spoke to media about Rahul Gandhi's 'aaloo ke factory' reported remark and said: "Hamari sarkar bahut saari jagah mein factory laga chuki hai. Bahut saara aaloo ka ban raha hai, chips wagairah. Everything is being made, also export bhi kitna hota hai".
(Our government has put up a number of factories. We are producing potatoes chip in large quantity and not only this we are exporting them)
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MP Hema Malini was reacting to a 20-second clip of Rahul Gandhi’s speech from Patan, Gujarat, which did rounds of the internet, where the 47-year-old politician can be heard saying:
“I will install such a machine that if you feed in potatoes from one side, you’ll get gold from the other side.”
Earlier in the day, in a video accessed by Republic TV, Hema Malini was seen driving a tractor in a farm near Mathura’s Givardhan. Clad in pink saree, the Mathura MP walked towards the tractor with a man holding an umbrella as he walked beside her. The sitting MP from Mathura posed with a victory sign from the tractor which had two coolers on each side to provide the actor-turned-politician relief from the scorching sun.
Few days ago, actor-turned-politician was seen lending a hand to women working in a wheat field, carrying bundles of freshly harvested crop. Hema Malini joined farmers and tried her hand at cutting the wheat crop in this region in Uttar Pradesh. She even picked up a bundle of wheat crop and carried it some distance, much to the amusement of villagers, in Govardhan area of Mathura.
Hema Malini had defeated RLD's sitting MP Jayant Chaudhary in 2014 by a huge margin of 3,30,743 votes in 2014.
Hema Malini filed her nomination papers from Mathura earlier this week. The BJP MP, who has announced that this election will be her last, is pitted against the Rashtriya Lok Dal's (RLD) Kunwar Narendra Singh.
Voting will be held in Mathura in the second round of seven-phase Lok Sabha polls on April 18. Results will be announced on May 23.