Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, was recently trolled for posing with a hay bale and sickle during her election campaign. Hema Malini, 70, has her hands on the steering wheel, wearing a pink sari, sunglasses and a smile.
Taking a jibe at the actress-turned-politician, Abdullah wrote on his official Twitter handle, “What are those drums on the side? Please don’t tell me those are mist generators for cool air? Wow, that’s one fancy tractor.”
He asked if the drum-like objects on the tractors are “mist generators for cool air.” The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, also called the tractor a fancy one.
What are those drums on the side? Please don’t tell me those are mist generators for cool air? Wow, that’s one fancy tractor 🚜. https://t.co/PQqSd9dA2R
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 5, 2019
Wearing sunglasses, the Mathura candidate Hema Malini was seen driving a New Holland tractor and happily posing for cameras making a victory sign.
On Monday, Malini had announced her poll campaign after she posted her photographs, posing with sickle and hay bales in Mathura. Following which, she faced criticism for allegedly using the occasion as a photo-op, amidst allegations that she hardly visited Mathura, which is seen as a rural constituency.
Began my Lok Sabha campaign today with the Govardhan Kshetra where I had the opportunity to interact with women working in the fields. A few fotos for u of my first day of campaign pic.twitter.com/EH7vYm8Peu
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) March 31, 2019
Sharing the sickle and bay photo, she wrote, “Began my Lok Sabha campaign today with the Govardhan Kshetra where I had the opportunity to interact with women working in the fields. A few fotos for u of my first day of campaign.” (sic)
Responding to the allegations that peopple hardly saw the former filmstar and classical dancer in the past five years, and that little work had been done in the constituency, Hema Malini told a news channel, “I am an actress, a celebrity. I don’t see this in Mumbai. When I go to the villages, I like that environment and I like it. Even if I acted, it was fun. What is wrong with it? Everybody was happy to see the picture back in Mumbai.”
Malini is fielded against Congress’ Mahesh Pathak and the SP-BSP’s Kunwar Narendra Singh. In 2014, she had defeated Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Jayant Chaudhary by a margin of over three lakh votes. Mathura will go to polls on April 18.
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