On session 8 of News Nation's prestigious Hamari Sansad Sammelan, BJP winners Hans Raj Hans and Ravi Kishan spoke about what exactly is Modi magic and how it worked for them in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Hans Raj Hans, the noted Sufi singer, who registered a stunning victory from the North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's affable way that inspired him. Hans Raj said it was Modi who helped him to celebrate his humble background.
Echoing the similar view, Bhojpuri star- turned- politician Ravi Kishan said that when the prime minister of the country says that he is a chaiwalah, it inspires everyone. It helps people like him to get over inferiority complex. On movie front, Ravi Kishan revealed his future plans to make biopics on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swami Vivekananda.
Another key factor, the duo spoke about is - how well star-power clicked in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. In the recently conlcuded General lections, celebrity politics took centre stage with political parties banking on film stars and cricketers, who too tried their luck in the arena of politics.
Riding on their celebrity power, several film and TV celebrities also managed to win seats to the 17th Lok Sabha. While Hans Raj won the North West Delhi constituency by over 8.4 lakh votes, Kishan bagged the Gorakhpur seat with an impressive margin of two lakh votes. However, some new star entrants like Prakash Raj and Urmila Matondkar, who contested on Congress tickets, suffered big defeats as well.
BJP candidates Sunny Deol and Hema Malini both emerged victories despite the endless social media memes made during their election campaigns. Estranged BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, who switched to the Congress days ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, suffered defeats from the Patna Sahib seat. The other actors-turned-netas - Urmila Matondkar, Jaya Prada, and Dinesh - were not that lucky to bag a seat.
While Moon Moon Sen's defeat from Asansol was a major drawback for the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, Mimi Chakraborty's win from Jadavpur constituency was a major boost. BJP's Babul Supriyo and Manoj Tiwari registered wins from important constituencies. Poonam and Nikhil both lost in their maiden run while actress Nusrat Jahan and cricketer Gautam Gambhir won from their seats with high vote margins.
Sportspersons Vijender and Krishna got knocked out while Hans Raj Hans sang his way into the hearts of people. Comedian Bhagwat Mann will be the only AAP member in the Lok Sabha.