Madhuri Dixit shortlisted to contest in 2019 from BJP: Report

The Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit is being considered for fielding from the BJP from the Pune Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 general elections, the party sources said.

BJP chief Amit Shah had met the actor at her residence in Mumbai during his party’s ‘Sampark for Samarthan’ programme in June this year and briefed her on the achievements of the Narendra Modi government.

“The actress name has been shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha seat, The party is seriously considering giving candidature to Madhuri Dixit in the 2019 general elections. We think the Pune Lok Sabha constituency will be better for her,” said a senior state BJP leader.

He further added that “The party is in the process of finalising the list of probables for several Lok Sabha seats and Dixit’s name has been shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha constituency. She is being seriously considered for it.”

The BJP had seized the Pune Lok Sabha seat from the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, with Anil Shirole winning by a margin of over three lakh votes.