News reports on Tuesday, 10 January 2017, have stated that Bollywood actors Arjun Rampal and Jackie Shroff have joined the Bharatiya Janata party.
Well, on Wednesday Arjun denied speculations of him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), asserting that he is not a politician and was only present to show his support.
After meeting BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya at its office, Rampal said, he came here to meet Kailash and support the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including demonetisation and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. “I am not a politician, not here for politics. I am here to see how I can extend my support to them (BJP),” Rampal said.
“I am not a politician,” he replied to a question if he was going to join the ruling party.
“I’m a strong believer that Modi ji and what all he is doing is really good. I support them and that is why I’m here and I am looking forward as to how can I help them in near future,” he added.
BJP sources claimed Rampal may join the party’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh and other states where election will be held between February and March.
Several of them, such as Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Khanna, have been MPs of the BJP. The newly appointed chief of Delhi BJP, Manoj Tiwari, is a popular Bhojpuri singer while union minister Smriti Irani has been a popular TV artist. Union minister Babul Supriyo, too, is a known playback singer of Indian cinema.
Music composer duo Sajid-Wajid had also recently joined the BJP.