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Business News/ News / Lok Sabha Elections 2024: ‘Joined politics for…,’ Hema Malini says she is Lord Krishna's ‘gopi’
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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: ‘Joined politics for…,’ Hema Malini says she is Lord Krishna's ‘gopi’

Actress-turned-politician and BJP's candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, Hema Mailini, says she considers herself as 'gopi' of Lord Krishna.

Hema Malini vowed to work towards cleaning the Yamuna river and suggested that tourism will open the gates for employment to the locals. (ANI)Premium
Hema Malini vowed to work towards cleaning the Yamuna river and suggested that tourism will open the gates for employment to the locals. (ANI)

Actress-turned-politician and BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, Hema Malini, has said that she considers herself a "gopi" of Lord Krishna.

The actress, contesting the Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate for the third time, while addressing her supporters in Mathura on April 17, said that she did not join politics for name or fame. “I also did not join politics for any materialistic gain," she said according to newswire PTI .

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The Mathura MP referred to herself as the "Gopi of Krishna" and said that since Lord Krishna loves the "Brijwasis," she believes that he will shower his blessings on her only if she serves them sincerely. She added, “And I am accordingly dedicated to serving the Brijwasis."

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Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda for providing her with the opportunity to serve the Brijwasis for the third time, Hema Malini said the development of ‘Braj 84 Kos Parikrama’, will be her priority as they are living in a miserable condition.

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“Efforts will be made to turn Braj 84 Kos Parikrama soothing, alluring and fascinating for the tourists," PTI quoted her as saying.

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She further disclosed that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari acknowledged her request and approved 5,000 crore for the renovation of Braj 84 Kos Parikrama. She said, "The DPR (detailed project report) for it has been prepared for 11,000 crore." Additionally, she said she will pursue sanctioning the remaining amount for creating an ideal infrastructure that provides necessary facilities to the pilgrims and enhances the attractiveness for international tourists. 

The Dream Girl actress vowed to work towards cleaning the Yamuna River, emphasizing that tourism would pave the way for for employment opportunities for the locals.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published: 18 Apr 2024, 12:31 PM IST
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