Popular television actress Shilpa Shinde joins Congress on Tuesday in presence of Maharashtra Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam and party leader Charan Singh Sapra.
While talking to ABP news, Shilpa confirmed that she has joined the Congress party, ahead of the crucial national polls.
She said, “Since everything is revolving around politics these days, I also decided to enter politics and will try to bring some ground-level changes.”
Shilpa Shinde joins Congress
When asked why she picked Congress for her political debut, Shilpa revealed that her father was active in politics for many years and had worked for the Congress party, which is why she thought Congress would be the right platform for her. She said she has witnessed a political atmosphere since childhood. Shilpa lost her father to Alzheimer’s in the year 2013.
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Shilpa made her television debut in 1999, but she became popular with her role in a soap opera Bhabhi. The actor reinvented herself with the superhit sitcom Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai, in which she played the role of Angoori Bhabhi.
Even as her character gained immense popularity, she quit the show in 2016 over differences with the producers. She was replaced by Shubhangi Atre.