Television actress Shilpa Shinde said on Tuesday that she will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket in Mumbai. Asked if she will be contesting from Mumbai, she told the media: "Yeah. Right now, I am joining the party. Later, I will get a clear picture from (where) I am going to fight." Shilpa said there will be a formal announcement about her joining the party.
Shilpa Shinde joined Congress today in the presence of Sanjay Nirupam, President of Mumbai Congress Committee and party leader Charan Singh Sapra. Asked why she chose the Congress, she said: "I don't know, but my father was also in Congress. He was a good friend of Sharad Pawar and Sushil Kumar Shinde..."
Mumbai: TV actress Shilpa Shinde joins Congress in presence of Sanjay Nirupam, President of Mumbai Congress Committee and party leader Charan Singh Sapra. pic.twitter.com/cBO5q6fTl6— ANI (@ANI) February 5, 2019
Shilpa Shinde earned famed after playing Angoori Bhabhi on popular TV show Bhabhiji Ghar Pe Hain" She then participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 11 and emerged as the winner. Later, she also worked as Googly Devi in Sunil Grover's cricket-based web series "Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan".