Before every major election, many celebrities and actors join political parties to add fuel to their election campaign. In this series, a television actress Shilpa Shinde has joined the Congress party and has expressed her desire that she wants Rahul Gandhi to be the next prime minister of India.
She joined the party in Mumbai and was welcomed by party’s Maharashtra unit chief; Sanjay Nirupam. Another Congress leader Charan Singh Sapra was also present at the function.
In the last Lok Sabha elections held in 2014, Congress performed very poorly and won only 2 out of 48 seats in Maharashtra. Party is most likely to contest the upcoming general elections in alliance with Sharad Pawar’s NCP where they will take on BJP and Shiv Sena.
Out of total 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, both NCP and Congress may possibly contest on 20 seats each. Other 8 seats will be divided among others parties.
Shilpa first came to limelight in Start Plus’ soap opera Bhabhi. Shilpa is best known for playing role of ‘Angoori Bhabhi’ in Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai. In addition to her work in television, Shinde has acted in Telugu films like Dasari Narayana Rao’s Chhina and Suresh Verma’s Shivani.
She was the winner in Big Boss 11 and a guest contestant in Big Boss 12.TV programmes such as Meher, Bhabhi, Hatim, Sanjeevani, Laapataganj and Chidiya Ghar also had her playing various characters.
Congress hopes to revive its chances of putting up a better show in Maharastra by using starts and attractive personalities in promoting itself in the state. Shilpa Shine being a Marathi can connect well with the voters of Maharashtra as she can communicate fluently in Marathi. Though might make appearances in election campaigns in other states too. Amisha patel and Nagma are two actresses who actively campaigned for Congress in previous elections.