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Fact Check: Did Kangana Ranaut Get Her LS Ticket Because Of Women’s Reservation Bill? Here’s The Truth

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A post showing Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut campaigning for BJP and claiming that she got the ticket from the party because of the Women’s Reservation Bill is doing the rounds on social media. Kangana can be clearly heard claiming all this during her speech at Mandi. 

A Facebook user posted the viral post with the following caption: 

Kangana Ranaut Addresses BJP Workers in Mandi for 1st Time: ‘Main Apna Sab Chhodh Kar…’

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, BJP candidate from Mandi Lok Sabha seat, on Tuesday said that her only intent behind joining politics was to “serve the country and its people”.

Kangana took to her Instagram handle to share a BTS clip from her first address during BJP workers’ meeting at Shivabadar.

In the video, Kangana, who was accompanied by former Himachal Pradesh minister Suresh Bhardwaj and in-charge of Mandi parliamentary constituency Govind Thakur, praised the Nari Shakti Vandan Act-2023, which provides 33 per cent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies to enable their greater participation as public representatives.

“It is due to the historic decision of this government to pass the women’s reservation bill that your daughter from a small village like Mandi has been given this platform,” Kangana told the crowd.

Kangana further said that she has given up everything else in order to serve the people of Mandi. “Main yahan aayi hu… main apna sab chhodh kar issi bhaav se aayi hu ki mujhe logon ki seva karni hai,” Kangana said in the video.

Kangana also said that Congress is “panicking” due to BJP’s decision to field new candidates. “It is time to give chances to new faces instead of people from traditional political families,” she was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. The actress was apparently making an indirect attack at Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh, who is the sitting MP from Mandi.

Kangana is set to fight the Lok Sabha election from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi on the BJP’s ticket. A few weeks ago, the Saffron Party released its fifth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls fielding Kangana, who is a staunch supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from her birthplace. The actress was born in Bhambla near Manali, which is in the Mandi district.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Running a Google Keyword Search to check Ranaut’s claim for the women’s reservation bill, our team spotted a news article in The Hindu, dated September 22, 2023. According to the article, Rajya Sabha did clear the women’s reservation bill unanimously, but reading further we get to know that the bill will be implemented by 2029 after a census and delimitation exercise is conducted.

We could see the actual bill, that was passed, stating that it would come into effect after the successful completion of census and delimitation exercise. 

Another article in the Deccan Herald says that Home Minister Amit Shah announced on the day the bill was passed that census and delimitation would begin soon after the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming Kangana Ranaut credited women’s reservation bill for getting a ticket by the BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, is false.

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