Just days earlier than the beginning of meeting elections to 4 states and a Union Territory, actor Arun Govil, who performed the function of Lord Ram within the iconic 1987 present Ramayan, has joined the BJP.
He won’t contest the elections, however marketing campaign for the social gathering. His becoming a member of is predicted to extend the social gathering’s enchantment to right-wing voters within the states the place elections are due.
At his first press convention, Mr Govil mentioned there’s nothing flawed in saying ‘Jai Shree Ram’. The phrase has turn into a slogan for the BJP in Bengal, the place it’s hoping to type its maiden authorities this 12 months.
The slogan was used towards the Trinamool in the course of the 2019 common elections. The BJP had gained 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal, making deep inroads within the Trinamool-ruled state.
Apart from Ramayan, Mr Govil, 63, has performed the lead character in a number of Hindi, Bhojpuri, Odia and Telugu movies. He has additionally performed supporting characters in a number of movies. He is, nonetheless, largely recognized for his roles in mythological films.
Interestingly, on the peak of his recognition within the eighties, Mr Govil supported the Congress. The BJP had given tickets to the actors who performed Ravan (Arvind Trivedi) and Sita (Deepika Chikhaliya); each turned MPs.
Mr Govil made the headlines final 12 months after his image watching Ramayan re-run on nationwide broadcaster Doordarshan went viral.
The multi-phased elections to Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will start on March 27. Counting will likely be held on May 2.
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