Top 10 Celeb Supporters of Narender Modi

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10. Shatrughan Sinha

Sinha won the Indian general election from Patna Sahib in Bihar. He defeated another cinema celebrity Shekhar Suman. Out of a total of 552,293 votes polled, Sinha received 316,472 votes. He become a cabinet minister with the Government of India in the 13th Lok Sabha, holding two portfolios, the department of Health and Family Welfare (Jan 2003-May 2004), and the department of shipping (August 2004).[7] He is currently a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. As of May 2006, he was appointed as the head of the BJP Culture and Arts Department.

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9. Monaj Tiwari

In 2009, Tiwari contested elections for the 15th Lok Sabha as a candidate for the Samajwadi Party in the Gorakhpurconstituency. He had been offered a choice of three constituencies and Zeenews reported him as saying that he was not “a political person but was concerned for the development of Poorvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh.” His interest was in developing that region and he had “submitted my development proposals to industrialist Anil Ambani”.[15] He lost toAdityanath Yogi. His house in Mumbai was allegedly attacked in November 2009 by a group of people angry with remarks that they claimed he had made about Shiv Sena. Tiwari denied having made any comment on the matter, which revolved around a dispute between the Shiv Sena leader, Bal Thackeray, and the Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. In January 2011 Mid-Day reported that the BJP might invite him to join their party and that the association with him would assist their electoral efforts among North Indians. Tiwari dismissed the story as being hypothetical, although he would consider his options should an invitation emerge. He had been seen with BJP leaders at an event and had expressed admiration for Shatrughan Sinha, the BJP MP for Patna. Tiwari was among the first celebrities to make an appearance in support of Ramdev’s hunger strike at the Ramlila Ground protests on 4 June 2011. He sang various patriotic songs to the gathered protestors and claimed that he had ceased filming for a month in order to join the protest.[19] In August of that year he was involved in protests surrounding the arrest of Anna Hazare, of whose popular anti-corruption movement he approved. Tiwari is contesting the 2014 Indian general election in the North East Delhi constituency as a BJP candidate.

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8. Bappi Lahiri

The Indian Film Industry veteran and ace music personality is seeking mandate from the voters in Sreerampore in West Bengal. He has a number of other musicians and film stars to support him. He has been trying lure the voters with his music ever since he joined BJP in January this year. Lahiri has deep roots in the Indian film industry and had pioneered the Disco beats in India. He is also known as the ‘Disco King’ for the kind of compositions he has given.

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7. Vivek Oberoi’s

Bollywood Actor Vivek Oberoi campaigned for his mother-in-law and JD(S) Bangalore Central candidate, Nandini Alva, in Bengaluru. Besides being a star attraction at Amritsar where he campaigned for BJP candidate, Arun Jaitley, Vivek also participated in a road show in support of Former Army Chief and now BJP candidate from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, General VK Singh. Obliging the family connects or faith in party ideology, Vivek must have planned his schedule in advance.

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6. Hema Malini’s

How do you think, a celebrity actress turned politician and the dream girl of Hindi cinema, Hema Malini’s election campaign would look like? Rightly guessed and seen was the Bollywood actress Esha Deol along with husband Bharat campaigning in support of her mother and BJP candidate at Farah near Mathura. Esha is said to have canvassed along with her mother in Govardhan area of the Lok Sabha seat. Also known as “Kentwali’, due to her appearance in KENT water purifier advertisement, and Isha’s mother among the new generation voters, Hema also received applause when she took Namo’s name in Braj bhoomi. Hema Malini is pitted in a three-cornered fight against SP’s Chandan Singh, RLD’s Jayant Choudhary and Yogesh Diwivedi from BSP. She was in Mathura campaigning for Jayant Choudhary, the sitting Jat MP from the seat in 2009 elections.

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5. Kirron Kher

True to what every committed partner would do for each other, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, is known to have cancelled all his shoots just to be with his better half, Kirron Kher, campaigning for the Lok Sabha election from Chandigarh. The star husband is doing everything he can to ensure wife’s electioneering turns out just right. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor joined Anupam Kher in campaigning for Kirron Kher, who is BJP’s candidate. Talking to media persons, Anil Kapoor said, “Kirron will be a class apart from other politicians who don’t keep their words. I am here to support Kirron, not a party. I have not come to the city on anybody’s invitation to support her, but as a friend.” Kirron is pitted against another celebrity candidate in the constituency, Gul Panag, who is contesting on Aam Aadmi Party’s seat and former Railway Minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal, a Congress candidate.

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4. Paresh Rawal

This versatile and prolific actor is trying his hand at politics contesting from Ahmedabad (East) constituency from BJP ticket. As soon as he was nominated by the BJP for the Ahmedabad (East) seat, Rawal brought up the issue of Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origins and said he is confident of victory as he is an Indian. He does not plan to quit film career and if elected, will shuttle between Delhi and Mumbai, Rawal says.

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3. Amitabh Bachchan

Salman Khan, Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan are a few celebrities Narendra Modi has extended an invite to his swearing-in ceremony as the 14th Prime Minister of India. While a plethora of political heavyweights around the country and beyond are also on this list, will our glamourous and busy actors be a part of Modi’s big day? Reportedly NaMo shares close ties with some of film fraternity’s bigwigs like , Rajinikath, Big B etc as well. Not so long ago BJP’s blue-eyed boy was spotted flying kites with Sallu miyaan and sipping chai in a lungi with actor. Both Salman and Rajini congratulated Modi on his win in the elections 2014. And who can forget Big B’s Gujarat tourism commercials. Politics and Bollywood have shared an age-old bond and recently the a huge chunk of the filmy world came out to congratulate and support India’s “Modi-fication”. Recently at 67th Cannes Film festival, Sr Bachchan’s bahu praised Modi for his noteworthy political journey. Acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap also welcomed Modi’s election as PM and was vocal about his delight. Not to forget Preity Zinta, Vivek Oberoi, Salim Khan have voiced their support for this political star. However, like his political campaign with Narendra Modi have a dazzling starry oath taking ceremony on Monday, watch and watch this space…

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2. Salman khan

After all his praise for the PM candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bollywood superstar Salman Khan now set a condition for Narendra Modi for campaigning for the latter’s party. During an interview with a TV news channel, Salman Khan claimed that he is ready to campaign for Narendra Modi in upcoming Lok Sabha election if he is asked to and if Narendra Modi does good work for the people of the country. The star also stated that he was shocked to see the hype in media over his meeting with Gujarat CM. Salman asked when his colleagues from Bollywood — Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan can meet Modi, then why can’t he. Salman Khan ready to campaign for BJP if Narendra Modi does good work for people “Is it because I am Muslim?” asked Salman while adding that Modi need not apologise for Gujarat riots 2002. He said that the BJP leader should not apologise for the communal violence since the judiciary has already exonerated him. The actor, who played it safe in Ahmedabad when asked about his preference as the future prime minister of India, stuck to his position during the interview. When asked about endorsing Modi, Khan said he is not in favour of letting his view influence his fans’ judgment. Salman recently met Modi at a kite-flying ceremony in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Salman also said thathis recent experience of flying kites with the Gujarat chief minister was a fun-filled one. Calling the Gujarat CM “cultured”, the actor also said that he was very impressed with Modi and that he had treated his (Salman’s) sister and women members of his unit with great respect.

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1. Rajinikanth

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, clad in traditional south Indian dhoti-shirt attire and shaking hands with the film actor and cultural icon Rajinikanth during a visit to the actor’s residence on 13 April 2014 is a banner that cannot easily go unnoticed in Chennai these days. Namo met the actor while campaigning for ongoing parliamentary elections in Chennai. Though the legendary actor with a huge fan base has denied any political significance of the meeting but political observers are considering this as a good support to BJP on 24 April 2014 when Tamil Nadu goes to poll. The poll results will show the effect of Rajnikant fan club embracing the slogan- “abki baar Modi sarkar.” ‘With Rajinikanth ji’, the tweet from Namo’s personal handle, considering the stupendous following of these two popular figures, twitter universe went abuzz with their own calculations about what this meeting could result in. However, several opinion polls have projected that the BJP will not fare well in the state. In 1996, Rajinikanth’s statement — “Even God can’t save Tamil Nadu if you vote for Jayalalithaa of AIADMK” — worked wonders as DMK-Tamil Maanila Congress alliance swept the state polls. In 1998, though the superstar expressed his support for BJP, the DMK-BJP alliance could win only a modest 9 of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu. In 2004, when Rajinikanth asked the fans not to vote for Pattali Makkal Katchi, it won all the contested Lok Sabha seats.

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