Model Meghna Patel who posed semi-nude with a picture of Narendra Modi has decided to join politics, but not with the BJP, but the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Meghna created a storm during 2014 Lok Sabha elections when she posed semi-nude covering her body with lotuses and with the picture of then BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Senior NCP leader and former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel confirmed Meghna’s entry into the party during a function in Vadodara earlier this week as reported by India TV
“She is an actress who has worked in several films including south Indian movies. She has now joined NCP,” party senior leader and former civil aviation minister Praful Patel said.
The model had to face severe criticism for her ‘publicity stunt’. Meghna had then said that the photo shoot was her way of supporting Modi in the general elections. However, the BJP had alleged that she was part of a conspiracy to defame the party and the then PM candidate Modi.
“She had campaigned for Modi earlier but there is nothing wrong in her joining NCP. At times, people from different political parties join rival parties. It is not new,” said Jayant Patel.