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Ramayana fame character Lord Ram to contest LS polls from Congress party

As we all know that Lok Sabha elections is very near and the field of politics is heating up rapidly with lots of rebel political leader switching from one party-to-another and in same sequence many celebrities from entertainment industry also stepping-up to join some party, as we came to know that recently Anguri Bhabi of 'Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai' fame actress Shilpa Shinde joined Congress now veteran actor Arun Govil who played role of Lord Ram in Ramayana is going to shake hand with Rahul Gandhi lead party.

Now, ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress is adding popular faces in its party to field from the respective seats. After Bigg Boss 11 winner Shilpa Shinde joined Congress in Mumbai, now Ramayana actor Arun Govil, who played Lord Rama's Character in Ramanand Sagar's television serial 1980s, joins Congress.

The actor has joined Congress from Madhya Pradesh's Indore. According to a report by leading English news newspaper, Govil, who is close to the Congress party, may prove to be a game-changer in Indore. From Indore, the Congress has repeatedly lost the seat eight times to Lok Sabha Speaker and MP Sumitra Mahajan.

Notably, Bhopal and Indore constituencies are considered as BJP's impregnable fortresses. According to a report, state Congress media cell coordinator Narendra Saluja confirmed the development and said Govil's name is being discussed.

Saluja also said if Govli applies for a ticket from the Congress party, his application will be considered on a serious note. Interestingly, his wife hails from Indore.

After widespread speculations about Bollywood stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Salman Khan contesting Lok Sabha Elections 2019, there are reports that the Congress is considering Television actor Arun Govil, Ramayan TV serial's Ram, to take on Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Majahan from the crucial Indore Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh.

After Shilpa Shinde now Lord Ram to contest LS polls from Congress party:

According to a report published, the Chief Minister Kamal Nath's office told the daily that Govil, who has always been close to the Congress, is one of the names being discussed for the Indore seat.

Other front-runners for the seat include minister for higher education Jeetu Patwari, party leaders Satyanarayan Patel, Pankaj Sangvi and Mahila Congress leader Archana Jaiswal. Sanghvi, who contested from Indore -5 assembly seat in 2013, lost to BJP's Mahendra Hardia by a margin of 11,000 votes.

The Congress, which has been voted to power in Madhya Pradesh after 15 long years, reportedly eyes to bag 20 plus seats, including Bhopal and Indore, of the total 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal and Indore are considered as the BJP's impregnable fortresses and hence is significant for the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls 2019.

Govil's entry into politics would be another trump card for the Congress followed by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's appointment as the AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East).

The Indore-Malwa belt is known to be a stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but the Congress has made a strong comeback in the recently concluded Assembly Elections 2018.

Congress has been repeatedly losing the Indore seat to eight times MP Sumitra Mahajan. Congress' Satyanarayan Patel was lost to Mahajan twice in the 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha Elections by a whopping number of votes.

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