Govinda joins Shiv Sena; likely to contest Lok Saba polls

The Shinde Sena is likely to field the actor from Mumbai North-West

Updated - March 29, 2024 06:17 am IST

Published - March 28, 2024 07:31 pm IST - Mumbai

Bollywood actor Govinda joins Shiv Sena in the presence of Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde on March 28. The party is likely to field him from Mumbai North-West Lok Sabha constituency.

Bollywood actor Govinda joins Shiv Sena in the presence of Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde on March 28. The party is likely to field him from Mumbai North-West Lok Sabha constituency. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Actor and former Congress Lok Sabha MP, Govinda, joined the Shiv Sena on Thursday in Mumbai, in the presence of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

Known for his electoral victory over BJP stalwart Ram Naik in the Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat in 2004, the actor was welcomed in the party by Mr. Shinde.

Reflecting on his return to the political arena after a hiatus of 14 years, the 60-year-old, whose acting career spans back to the 1980s, expressed surprise at finding himself back in the realm of politics. “I’m back after a 14-year-old Vanvas,” he said. The Shinde Sena is likely to field the actor from Mumbai North-West.

Mumbai looks more beautiful and developed since Mr. Shinde has become Chief Minister, the actor said.

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