BJP Fields TikTok Star Sonali Phogat in Haryana Assembly Polls

Phogat has nearly 1.50 lakh followers on TikTok

Published04 Oct 2019, 03:12 PM IST
Politics
1 min read

The Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nominated TikTok star Sonali Phogat as its candidate for the Adampur seat in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

Who's Sonali Phogat?

Phogat's popularity on TikTok can be gauged from the fact that her account on the social media media platform has nearly 1.50 lakh followers

Speaking to CNN-News18, Phogat said that if elected, she would use TikTok to make desh bhakti (patriotic) videos. She also attributed the party ticket to her being a worker of the BJP for the last 12 years.

"I have not got the BJP ticket because of my TikTok stint," she said.

Tough Challenge for Phogat

The Aadampur seat has been dominated by the local Bishnoi family in the past. The scion Bhajanlal won the seat in 2000 and 2005 and went on to become the chief minister of the state.

He has bagged the seat on eight occasions since 1969.

Kuldeep Bishnoi, Congress’ candidate and Bhajanlal’s son, is up against Phogat on the Aadampur seat.

(With inputs from CNN-News18)

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