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Poonam Dhillon shifts allegiance from Congress to BJP

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MUMBAI: Looks like politics has become an alternate profession for many in the entertainment industry. Statements made by them that they want to contribute to the society and hence the decision, remains a matter of debate.

Smriti Z Iraani led the way and the likes of Hema Malini, Suresh Oberoi, Gajendra Chauhan and Sudha Chandran joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon thereafter. Close to the dates of the upcoming elections, yet another personality to join the bandwagon is film and television actress, Poonam Dhillon who joined the BJP this afternoon.

Party Hopping! Poonam Dhillion smiles her way into BJP after being a Congress supporter in the past.And what's more Dhillon has surprised many by joining the BJP as she has actively campaigned for the Congress party in the past.

Speaking to indiantelevision.com from Delhi, soon after she was formally inducted into the party today, Dhillon said, "Yes, I was for the Congress, but I was not comfortable in the set-up. I could sense it that I wouldn't be able to do anything substantial and worthwhile. Hence, I switched my party, which I think that every citizen has a right to. I think that the nation has really gone ahead under the BJP rule and better days lie ahead if this party remains in power."

Talking about her decision to join BJP, Dhillon says, "As I wanted to switch over, I was talking to a few officials from the BJP. We came to a mutual understanding that when and how it should be done. That's it!"

But does that mean that her attention will waver from her serial Kitty Party? Clearing all doubts she said, "I'll very much continue to be a part of Manish Goswami's Kittie Party on Zee TV. My BJP duties might involve a bit of travel, but I will easily adjust. Frankly, I don't know what would be my agenda; it's too early to say. I might contest or I might just canvass for the forthcoming polls."

Only last week, actor Amarr Upadhyay joined the Shiv Sena. Now it would not come as a surprise if the Congress unleashes a list of celebrities in the near future as a part of the counter attack; in all probability, hectic efforts must already be on to wean the likes of Dhillon and Co.

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