Confident of her daughter's victory, Asha Ranaut says Kangana will win

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Sumana | Date 24-05-2024
Kangana Ranaut with Asha Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut with Asha Ranaut



Asha Ranaut, mother of Kangana Ranaut, expressed confidence in the victory of her daughter and said she would win the elections with an overwhelming majority.

Speaking with ANI while attending a public rally in Mandi, Asha Ranaut said, "We have high expectations. She (Kangana) will win the elections with an overwhelming majority... We are receiving a lot of love from the public."

On the opposition's allegations against Kangana Ranaut, Asha Ranaut said, "The whole world knows how Kangana is... No one will vote for him (Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh)... He is defaming Kangana and people will take revenge by voting for Kangana... Her victory is certain."

On Congress' Supriya Shrinate's derogatory remarks against Kangana Ranaut on social media, Asha Ranaut said, "Maybe she doesn't have a daughter in her home... I am also a mother and I can never say something like this to any daughter."

A controversy had erupted after Congress leader Supriya Shrinate made derogatory remarks against Ranaut on her social media after the party announced her candidature.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a show cause notice to Congress leader Supriya Shrinate for her derogatory remarks. According to the ECI, the remarks by Shrinate were found to violate of MCC provisions and the ECI advisory dated March 1, 2024.

As the controversy raged, Shrinate clarified that she could "never make such personal and indecent comments about any woman" and claimed that many people have access to her social media accounts and someone else made this 'inappropriate' post.

BJP leaders had strongly condemned Shrinate over the remarks and demanded action from Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.

The purported post from Congress' social media chairperson Supriya Shrinate, which featured a picture of Ranaut with an objectionable caption, has since been deleted.

Earlier in the day, Kangana Ranaut addressed a public meeting in Mandi where she expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to work under PM Modi's leadership. She also applauded him for his developmental work.

Kangana stated, "When Bollywood considered me an outsider and mocked my English. Then, the world's biggest party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, and the world's biggest leader, PM Modi, chose me to serve the people of Mandi and work for their welfare. They chose a 'Pahadi Beti' for this work. This fills us with pride and eminence. I bow in respect before our PM Narendra Modi on behalf of all women and citizens of Himachal."

While concluding her speech, Kangana expressed her ambition to win the Parliamentarian Award of the Year: "I have won four National Awards based on my capabilities during both BJP and Congress tenures. I assure you, if I win these elections, I will bring the Parliamentarian Award of the Year to the people of Mandi in the very first year."

The Mandi constituency holds symbolic significance for the Congress, as it is considered a bastion of the Virbhadra family. The seat is currently held by Pratibha Devi Singh, the late leader's widow. She wrested the seat for the Congress in the bye-election that was held following the demise of then-BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma.

Polling in Himachal, which is scheduled for June 1, will not only pit candidates vying for Lok Sabha membership from four seats but also elect members for six assembly seats that fell vacant following the resignation and switchover of dissident Congress lawmakers.

The BJP, which won all four Lok Sabha constituencies in the state in the 2019 elections, is eyeing an encore this time.