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Updated March 24th, 2024 at 23:03 IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Kangana Ranaut In BJP’s 5th list Of Candidates, To Contest From Mandi

Kangana Ranaut will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections as BJP's candidate from Mandi. Her name was announced as part of BJP's 5th list of candidates.

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut | Image:X
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Kangana Ranaut will contest the Lok Sabha elections as BJP's candidate from Mandi. Her name was announced as part of the BJP's 5th list of candidates. In addition to her, Actor Arun Govil, who played Ram in the popular TV serial Ramayan, has been fielded by the BJP from the Meerut Lok Sabha seat. 

Kangana Ranaut issues statement 

Acknowledging the announcement, Kangana put out a statement on her X handle on Sunday. The actress thanked BJP for their “unconditional support” and said she was “elated to officially join the party.” 

She wrote, “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 birthplace 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 being a worthy karyakarta and a reliable public servant. Thanks.” 

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When Kangana Ranaut talked about contesting Lok Sabha elections

In November 2023, when Kangana was in Gujarat to offer prayers at the famous Dwarkadhish temple of Lord Krishna, she said, “Shri Krishna ki kripa rahi to ladenge (If Lord Krishna blesses, I will fight).” She praised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government for making the consecration of Lord Ram’s idol at Ayodhya possible “after 600 years of struggle”.

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Published March 24th, 2024 at 21:23 IST

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