Mohanlal May Contest As BJP Candidate in Lok Sabha Polls: Report

According to the report, RSS is pushing for Mohanlal to contest and is working to establish his “credentials”.

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Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and PM Narendra Modi.
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Malayalam superstar Mohanlal may contest the next Lok Sabha election on a BJP ticket from Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram, the Deccan Herald reported on Tuesday, 4 September, citing sources.

The RSS is pushing for the Malayalam actor to contest as a BJP nominee and is therefore working to build a "social activist profile" for him, reported the daily.

"There is a serious discussion in the Sangh about fielding Mohanlal," a senior leader told the Deccan Herald.

The superstar had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, inviting further speculations. However, there was no discussion about his entry into politics and it was an exercise to 'build the political profile of the actor', Deccan Herald added.

BJP state leaders were not aware of the meeting scheduled by the RSS, the report stated.

The 58-year-old had met PM Modi to discuss the inauguration of The Vishwashanti Foundation on 3 September and had tweeted a photo from their meeting.

PM Modi had also tweeted about the meeting.

Deccan Herald’s sources said that Mohanlal will be exposed to more such events to establish credentials. "He is known as an actor but that itself does not help in Kerala. That is why this exercise," the leader said.

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