Bhopal, February 6: In the run-up to Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the Congress in Madhya Pradesh is considering fielding actor Arun Govil, TV screen’s original ‘Ram’ from Indore constituency. Govil has played Lord Rama's character in Ramanand Sagar’s television serial Ramayana in the 1980s. According to a report by TOI, Govil, who is close to the Congress party, may prove to be a game-changer in Indore, where the Congress has repeatedly lost the seat eight times to Lok Sabha Speaker and MP Sumitra Mahajan.
In Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal and Indore constituencies are considered as BJP’s impregnable fortresses. According to a report by TOI, state Congress media cell coordinator Narendra Saluja confirmed the development and said Govil’s name is being discussed and if he applies for a ticket from the Congress party, his application will be considered on a serious note. Also, Govil's wife hails from Indore. 2019 Lok Sabha Election Results Predictions: National Approval Ratings Expects Hung Verdict With BJP-led NDA Winning 247 Seats, UPA 171.
After returning to power in Madhya Pradesh after a 15-year exile, the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to woo voters in the state and oust BJP in its bastions. The party is targeting over 20 constituencies of the total 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh during the upcoming polls. Apart from Govil, the Congress' prospective list of candidates include several other ministers including minister higher education Jeetu Patwari, party leaders from the city Satyanarayan Patel, Pankaj Sanghvi and Mahila Congress leader Archana Jaiswal.