Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini on Thursday said that she can become the chief minister anytime she wants but she would rather be free to pursue other interests. “If I want to I can become that in a minute, but I don’t like to be tied up. My freedom of movement will end,” Hema Malini told PTI.
The BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh ‘s Mathura, when asked whether she would become the chief minister if given a chance, said that she is “not too keen”.
The 69-year-old actor’s statement came while she was attending an event on Wednesday evening in Rajasthan’s Banswara city.
Mai bana-na chahoon toh ek minute main ban sakti hoon but I don't like to be tied up. Mere jo free movements hain wo ruk jayenge: BJP's Hema Malini on being asked if she wants to be the CM pic.twitter.com/CAAU7B2KS0
— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2018
Malini added that she became the Member of Parliament because of her career as an actor. “I am known mainly because of my name in Bollywood, call it ‘dream girl’ or Hema Malini,” she said.
Calling Mathura constituency the city of Lord Krishna, Malini said that she loved working for the ‘Brijwasi’ people. Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying “he has worked for farmers, women and the poor, and the country had progressed under his leadership”, she added, “It is difficult to find a Prime Minister like him. Leaders of other parties may say anything but we need to see who has done more work for the country.”
Their writings should focus on the “misgovernance” of Modi government, sources said.
They added that Congress and Rahul are aware that BJP may want to step up its campaign, so the best and safest bet was to hit at the governance tag of the government.
The apparent reference was to the post in Uttar Pradesh, now held by her party’s Yogi Adityanath.
She said she had done a lot of work for the Bharatiya Janata Party even before entering Parliament.
Hema Malini: Can become CM 'in a minute', but not interested pic.twitter.com/TVUjWvYDT8
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) July 27, 2018
She added that she had done a lot of work in her constituency as an MP during the last four years, referring in particular to the state of the roads.
Hema Malini, who is a Padma Shri winner and Bharatanatyam dancer, was in Banswara to perform at a religious function.