BJP’s Mathura candidate Hema Malini has been in the news lately for her ‘star-style’ election campaign for the Lok Sabha election. She has been photographed riding a tractor, harvesting crops and clicking selfies with village women.
However, unfazed by the criticism and despite being dubbed an “outsider” by the Opposition, Malini said she has a “divine connection” with Mathura. She has been quoted by PTI as saying, “Yes, I have a house in Mumbai. What is the problem with that? I have a house here also and I am a Virndavanwasi.”
“I feel some divine connection with this city. I have been playing Radha and Meera throughout my life, and I was in a temple when my candidature was announced,” she said.
Malini had defeated the RLD’s sitting MP Jayant Chaudhary in 2014 by a huge margin of 3,30,743 votes in 2014. This year, she is pitted against RLD’s Kunwar Narendra Singh. Voting will be held in Mathura in the second round of seven-phase Lok Sabha polls on 18 April.
(With agencies input)