The BJP has fielded Mahila Morcha leader and TikTok star Sonali Phogat against Congress’ sitting MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi from Adampur seat in Haryana. The state is to go to polls on 21st October along with Maharashtra. Sonali Phogat, who is quite a star on TikTok goes by the username ‘@sonaliphogat’.
Finally a Tik Tok star gets BJP’s ticket for Adampur constituency, the Bishnoi’s home turf.
Meet Sonali phogat, another interesting candidate for Haryana assembly election. pic.twitter.com/WkxRjI86wD
— Jyoti Yadav (@jyotiyadaav) October 3, 2019
Her videos on TikTok are quite popular.
Presenting BJP MLA Candidate from Haryana’s Adampur Constituency . pic.twitter.com/qqQIdkCrJ8
— Manas (@JajaborManas) October 3, 2019
Phogat has been associated with the BJP and has also been part of the Mahila Morcha. She then ventured into acting and has acted in various serials. Her husband Sanjay Phogat was found dead under mysterious circumstances in December 2016.
The result for the 90-seat Haryana Assembly elections will be declared on 24th October. As per reports, Phogat has been an actress and has also acted in some serials. After the announcement, Sonali Phogat’s followers on TikTok have been through the roof.
Adampur falls in the Hisar region of Haryana and has been a stronghold of Bhajanlal family. Bhajanlal family members have never lost an election fighting from Adampur seat since 1967. Congress’ Kuldeep Bishnoi himself has won it thrice. However, Bhajanlal’s grandson Bhavya Bishnoi lost the 2019 Lok Sabha election to BJP’s Brijendra for Adampur seat.