Delhi Election 2020: Lights, camera, and action – Manoj Tiwari is ready for the spotlight

  • Manoj Tiwari, who entered the political fray in 2009, is a Member of the parliament from North East Delhi, but also a growing possible CM candidate for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • In the 2019 elections, Tiwari won the North East Delhi seat by over a 60% margin defeating the late Sheila Dikshit.
  • Tiwari was appointed as the party president for Delhi in 2016. He is also a part of the 15-member election committee announced by the party.
Manoj Tiwari has never been the one too shy away from the frame. This time, the Delhi election spotlight is on him, as the CM candidate.

Tiwari, who entered politics in 2009, is a member of the parliament from North East Delhi. But it is also possible that he could be at the helm of Dehi if BJP wins. Bharatiya Janata Party is hoping that he could replicate his success of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, where he won the North East Delhi seat by over a 60% margin, defeating the late Sheila Dikshit.

Ever since he has been a strong voice for the BJP and campaigning extensively this election. Tiwari was appointed as Delhi’s party president in 2016. He is also a part of the 15-member election committee announced by the party.

Tiwari has been taking an aggressive stance too. He has even vowed to quit politics if BJP fails to win the assembly elections.

"Whatever the Aam Aadmi Party has claimed to do in the last five years, like opening schools, colleges, providing jobs to so many people, BJP will give Delhi five times more than that in the next five years. If it does not happen, I promise that I will retire from politics,” Tiwari said.

He said that the BJP has a vision for Delhi to provide – pure tap water in every house; and reduce air pollution by 70%. “We are committed to bring 5,000 new electric buses and improve the transport connectivity in Delhi with CNG buses,” he said.

The 49-year-old actor, singer and politician has been growing in political stature. From attending political rallies in military apparel to revealing castes of candidates to garner votes, he has been at the centre of many controversies.

The subject of AAP’s memes

But even though he has come a long way from his Bhojpuri movies, they don’t seem to leave him behind. A glimpse of that can be seen in the recent viral video where AAP used one of his songs against him for a political campaign.

But Tiwari, isn't new to mudslinging, after all he was also a part of the much drama ridden Bigg Boss house. He instead turned around and slammed a ₹500 crore defamation case against AAP.

But that wasn’t the only meme aimed around Tiwari. AAP had released another meme from the movie Baazigar, mocking Tiwari for longingly looking at the Delhi CM seat.


With inputs from IANS

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