Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Celebrities Turn Politicians: Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Winners from the Film Industry

The results of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, declared on June 4 by the Election Commission of India (ECI), saw the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA alliance securing a majority with 293 seats, while the Congress-led INDI Alliance won 234 seats. This election also witnessed a notable number of film celebrities entering the political arena and winning seats. Here’s a look at the celebrities who have now become Members of Parliament:

Kangana Ranaut
Making her political debut, Kangana Ranaut contested from her hometown Mandi in Himachal Pradesh on a BJP ticket. She won against Congress’ Vikramaditya Singh with a significant margin of 74,755 votes.

Arun Govil
Known for his iconic role as Lord Ram in the TV series Ramayan, Arun Govil contested from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on a BJP ticket. Despite early challenges, he won by a margin of 10,585 votes, defeating Sunita Verma of the Samajwadi Party.

Hema Malini
The legendary actress Hema Malini won the Mathura constituency for the third consecutive time, showcasing her enduring popularity. She secured her victory with a massive margin of 2,93,407 votes.

Shatrughan Sinha
Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, running on a Trinamool Congress (TMC) ticket, won the Asansol Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 59,564 votes.

Manoj Tiwari
Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari won the North East Delhi Lok Sabha seat for the third time, defeating Congress candidate Kanhaiya Kumar by 1,37,066 votes.

Ravi Kishan
Ravi Kishan, another Bhojpuri film star, emerged victorious in Gorakhpur, winning by a margin of 1,03,526 votes.

Suresh Gopi
Suresh Gopi made history by winning the first BJP seat in Kerala, defeating CPI-M’s Sunilkumar by 74,686 votes. Gopi received 4,12,338 votes compared to his rival’s 3,37,652. Previously, Gopi was a Rajya Sabha MP from 2016 to 2022.

Other Bengali Actors
The Bengali film industry also saw several actors entering politics. Dev Adhikary, Hiran Chatterjee, Locket Chatterjee, Rachana Banerjee, June Malia, and Satabdi Roy all made their political debuts in this election.

These celebrities will serve their constituencies for the next five years, bringing their unique backgrounds and experiences to the Indian Parliament.

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