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BJP likely to field Mohanlal as candidate in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, says report

BJP likely to field Mohanlal as candidate in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, says report

The BJP is expected to offer a seat to Malayalam super star Mohanlal in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections, said a report published by Deccan Herald on Tuesday. The actor is likely to face the election from Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram.

It is learnt that the pushing force behind Mohanlal’s entry into the politics is RSS and the organization is working to build a social activist profile for him, the daily reported.

A senior leader told the Deccan Herald that there is a serious discussion in the Sangh about fielding Mohanlal.

On Monday, Mohanlal had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, a photo of which the duo posted on Twitter. The meeting has invited more speculations regarding his political entry. However, the meeting was not meant to discuss about his entry into politics and it was an exercise to ‘build the political profile of the actor’, the report added.

According to Deccan Herald, Mohanlal will be exposed to more political events in order to shift his image from a mere film actor into a social activist. “He is known as an actor but that only does not help in Kerala. That is why this exercise,” the leader said.