Anupam Kher’s decision to help wife Kirron Kher in election campaigning ends in embarrassment for BJP


Actor Anupam Kher has long been considered a staunch supporter of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On 6 May, the veteran actor took to Twitter to announce that he was in Chandigarh to campaign for his politician wife Kirron Kher, who’s seeking a re-election in this year’s Lok Sabha polls.

Anupam Kher
Photo: @AnupamPKher

Anupam Kher wrote, “Ready to campaign for @KirronKherBJP for all the good work she has done in the last 5 years. A political leader who has committed herself to the welfare of the people of Chandigarh.” The actor ended his tweet, which had a photo of the couple together, with hashtags #PhirEkBaar #PeoplesPerson #Hardworking #Honest #Focused #Committed.

However, hours later, two of his scheduled election programmes had to be cancelled because there was no crowd. A report by Chandigarh-based newspaper, The Tribune, said that Kher’s first programme was scheduled to be held in a residential area of Sector 28-C at 4 pm. But this had to be cancelled because the BJP could not get crowd for the event.

His second event, scheduled for 5 pm in Sector 35-C too ended in embarrassment for the party as the actor drove through the market but did not stop his car to attend the event since there was no crowd. “Anupam rolled down a windowpane of his car only to see no crowd or tent there. He left and did not return,” reported The Tribune.

The actor is now facing social media trolling.

Election for Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat will be held on 19 May with the counting scheduled for 23 May.