Bollywood actor-turned-BJP MP Hema Malini mocked for ‘can become chief minister in a minute’ comments


BJP MP Hema Malini has courted a fresh controversy for claiming that she could become the chief minister in a minute if she so desired.

Speaking to reporters in Rajasthan’s Banswara, where she had visited to perform at a religious function, the ctor-turned-politician said, “If I want to, I can become that (chief minister) in a minute.” She, however, quickly clarified that she was not keen to occupy the chief minister’s post because she didn’t want her freedom of movement to ‘end.’

She said, “I don’t like to be tied up. My freedom of movement will end.”

Her comments have earned the Bollywood actor plenty of ridicule on social media, where users have been slamming her. User Kasturi Shanker, who has more than one lakh followers on Twitter, wrote, “I think she meant FOR a minute. Not known for getting her prepositions ( or any other position for that matter) right.” Supreme Court lawyer Kamna Singh wrote, “Bjp MP sacrifices her CM post because she is not sure about her right to freedom of movement under her own party. But CM in a minut? Seriously? Ahh I like her confidence;) What an impressive set of insult of her own party. Kiddos to Hema Malini ji.”

There were others who poked fun at her for expressing her desire to become the chief minister in Rajasthan when she was an MP from Uttar Pradesh. Simmi Ahuja of the Congress wrote, “Well she contested from UP and saying “can become CM In a Minute” in Rajasthan #Kiski kursi खतरे में है.”

The 69-year-old politician had joined the BJP formally in 2004 even though she was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2003 by the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.  In 2014, she was elected from Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura Lok Sabha constituency.

Malini has acted in more than 200 movies and performed in India and performed in over 1000 shows both in India and overseas.