Anupam Kher ducks question about BJP's poll promises
By  IANS | Updated:  May 09, 2019, 09:14 AM
Anupam Kher was left red-faced when a man quizzed the actor about the promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Kher is busy these days campaigning for his wife and BJP MP Kirron Kher who is seeking re-election from Chandigarh.
As he was campaigning in the market of Sector 28 on Tuesday, a shopkeeper produced a copy of the saffron party's 2014 election manifesto and asked him how many of the promises made in it were fulfilled in the last five years.
Stung by the question, the actor left the shop without giving a reply.
In a video clip of the incident, which has gone viral on social media, the shopkeeper can be heard asking Kher, "Sir, ek chhoti si cheez poochna chahunga. Aap logon ne humse kuch waade kare the. Is mein se kya diya hai aap logon ne? (Sir, I have a small question. You people made some promises to us. Which of those have you delivered?)"
"During yesterday's election campaign, the opposition planted two people in a shop to ask me questions about the BJP's 2014 manifesto. I saw a man standing behind making a video, so I moved ahead. Today he released the video," Kher said in a tweet on Wednesday.
On Monday, the veteran actor had failed to draw crowd for a rally, which had to be cancelled at the last minute.
Noted actress Kirron Kher is pitted against Congress' Pawan Kumar Bansal, a former Union Minister, and Harmohan Dhawan of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a BJP rebel.
In 2014, Kirron Kher (63) had defeated Bansal by a margin of nearly 70,000 votes.
The actress, who hails from Chandigarh, not only faces tough challenge from the Congress, but also from within the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Chandigarh BJP President Sanjay Tandon was breathing down her neck as a claimant for the BJP ticket from here. Tandon was a ticket aspirant in 2014 also, but Kirron Kher managed to pip him at the post.
Nearly 6.2 lakh voters, including 40,000 new voters, will chose their next MP from Chandigarh on May 19, the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
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