A local Congress corporator has requested the party President Rahul Gandhi to field popular Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan from the Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal constituency in the forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
On Sunday, in a written letter to Mr. Gandhi, party corporator Yogendra Singh Chauhan claims that Mrs. Khan would be the most suitable candidate from their party to defeat the ruling-BJP in Bhopal seat.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is wife of popular Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, who is the son of ex-Indian Cricketer late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a successor of the erstwhile Bhopal state.
In 1991, Mr. Pataudi had unsuccessfully contest in Lok Sabha Elections from Bhopal, a BJP bastion on the ticket of Congress.
Madhya Pradesh BJP spokesman Rajnish Agarwal took a jibe at Mr. Chauhan and dubbed his move as “entertaining”.
Mr. Agarwal claims, “We are too strong in the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat as our MPs have worked for its all-round development.”
When enquired about their strategy if Mrs. Khan was faced from the seat, Mr. Agrawal said that it was not proper for him to make any statement on such a hypothetical question.
“The demand has proved the fact that the Congress has no leader to take on the BJP in Bhopal,” added Mr. Agarwal.
Mr. Chauhan was considered close to state Public Relations Minister PC Sharma, claims that some more Congress councilors were going to request the Congress Chief to face the actress from the Bhopal seats.