Mathura: Many Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Mathura have opposed sitting Lok Sabha MP Hema Malini and demanded the senior leadership not to field the cine star from Mathura again. They have said that after winning the elections, Hema Malini ignored her constituency and party workers.
Sources said the issue has reached up to the Central leadership through the party’s internal surveys.
Party sources said Hema Malini is one of those BJP MPs who have got negative marks in the party’s internal surveys, and may not get party ticket.
In 2014, she defeated incumbent Jayant Chaudhary of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) by an impressive margin of 3,30,743 votes.
Had received flak during 2016 Mathura violence
Hema Malini had faced criticism during 2016 Mathura violence in which 24 persons including two senior police officials were killed on June 2, 2016, in an armed conflict between police and squatters at Jawahar Bagh public park in Mathura city. At that time Hema Malini had tweeted some photographs of her shooting.
This led to an outrage on the social media platform and the Congress accused Hema of being insensitive. Hema deleted the tweet after she was admonished by senior party leaders. She later admitted on camera that she was not aware of the incident as she was busy in shooting.
Child had died in 2015 after being hit by her car
The Mathura MP was involved in another controversy in July 2015 when a two-year-old child was killed after being hit by her Mercedes car at Dausa in Rajasthan. Later, she provoked fresh outrage when she tweeted to blame the father of the child who was killed in the accident saying the father should have followed traffic rules.