Daler Mehndi Joins BJP, Days After Actor Sunny Deol
Singer Daler Mehndi joined the ruling BJP today, becoming the second celebrity to join the party this week after actor Sunny Deol.
Daler Mehndi joined the ruling party in the presence of fellow singer Hans Raj Hans, who is a BJP candidate in Delhi.
It is not clear whether the singer will contest the national election.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir were also present at the event when Daler Mehndi joined the party.
Daler Mehndi had in 2013 joined the Congress, just before the Delhi assembly election. He had also composed and sung a campaign song for the party.
BJP continues to add more star power to the party fold as Lok Sabha elections enter the fourth phase.
A few days ago, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol joined the BJP in the presence of several Union ministers, including Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal. The same day, singer Hans Raj Hans was named the party's candidate from the North-West Delhi constituency.
Earlier, another Bollywood actor, Urmila Matondkar joined Congress, who has been fielded from the Mumbai North.