Bollywood Divas get great welcome

  • Monica Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 17, 2014 14:57 IST

The fair performance of the Bollywood beauties, who were fielded from the city, on Friday, put an end to all speculations that suggested ‘outsiders can never make it to victory when they contest in parliamentary polls from Chandigarh’.

Both the dimpled beauties got a fair share of votes, while one emerged as the winner the other fetched nothing less than over one lakh votes. Both BJP’s candidate Kirron Kher (61) and Gul Panag (35) of Aam Aadmi party, based in Mumbai had come to the city only a month before the polls. Kirron, in fact, created history by becoming the first woman MP from the city and with highest margin ever. She got 1.91 lakh votes while Gul secured more than 1lakh votes. However, both the candidates were termed ‘outsiders’ and ‘parachute candidates’ by their own party members initially.

During her campaign, Kirron faced a divided local unit with three leaders eyeing the MP ticket but failed to get that. Even the internal rifts within local AAP leaders affected the winning prospects of the party.

But with their performance, both Bollywood actors left everybody surprised. Even though the credit of Kher’s victory is being given to the Modi wave, the charisma of the tinsel town beauty Gul cannot be ignored.

Gul’s impact among the city youngsters was quite evident even during when she had been campaigning on her bikes.

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