New Delhi, March 24: Singer, dancer and actor Sapna Chaudhary, who has a substantial fan-following in swathes of Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, has dismissed the reports of her joining the Congress party. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Sapna said one of her old photos with Congress' general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is the source of the speculation.
"I have not joined the Congress party. The photograph with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is old. I am not going to campaign for any political party," Chaudhary told news agency ANI. Sapna Chaudhary to Contest Against Hema Malini in Lok Sabha Elections 2019?
Here is the image with Priyanka Vadra which is going viral:
Or constituencies of UP bordering Haryana? Or Eastern Uttar Pradesh, since Sapna Chaudhary met Priyanka Gandhi? 🤔
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Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh has levelled a fresh sexist jibe at Sonia Gandhi and Sapna Chaudhary.
Asking Congress president Rahul Gandhi to marry Sapna, he said she belongs to the "same profession" as the Gandhi scion's mother.
"Rahul's mother was also in the same profession in Italy and how his father made her his own, he should also take the family tradition forward and make Sapna his own," Singh was reported as saying.
On Saturday, reports said Sapna has officially joined the Congress in presence of party leaders in Delhi. Citing sources, it was claimed that she could be fielded from Mathura constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, where the Jat voters form a crucial electoral base. The current MP and the BJP candidate from the seat is Bollywood veteran Hema Malini.