BJP picks TikTok star for key Hry poll fight
Adampur: It is BJP’s glamour challenge to Congress candidate Kuldeep Bishnoi, son three-time CM, late Bhajan Lal, in the Jatdominated Adampur seat. BJP has pitted small screen actress and greenhorn activist Sonali Phogat against sitting legislator Bishnoi.
In new viral videos, Sonali is seen performing sizzling dance numbers on catchy tunes. She posted the videos on social media app Tik Tok. The politics of Adampur, mainly in the assembly polls, is dominated by the Bishnoi family. The constituency is largely located along the Haryana-Rajasthan border.
Bhajan Lal won this seat in 2000 and 2005 and be
came the CM. Starting in 1969 when he first won the Adampur seat, Bhajan Lal won the seat eight times. His wife Jasma Devi and son Bishnoi won the seat once each in 1987 and 1998.
Bishnoi, whose hotel worth Rs 150 crore in Gurgaon has been attached by the Income-Tax department, is the MLA from Adampur, while his wife Renuka Bishnoi represents the Hansi seat in the state Assembly.
Their son had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections as a Congress candidate. Elections to the 90-member Haryana Assembly will be held on October 21 and results will be declared on October 24. Bareilly: Firoz Khan, a district unit president of Samajwadi Party, should be nominated for the Academy Awards. At least, that’s what social media thinks. In a viral video, the SP neta could be seen wailing profusely in front of a Mahatma Gandhi statue in Sambhal, crying out loud, “Desh azad karakar Bapu kahan chale gaye aap (Where did you go Bapu after freeing our nation?).”
Khan’s roadside performance on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti became an instant subject of ridicule, with a BJP leader reminding him that it “was not a death anniversary but the birth anniversary of Gandhiji”. Khan, however, said that he was “deeply saddened” to see the Mahatma’s statue gathering dust.