Despite spending his MP fund of Rs 25 crore on development work and raising 170 questions pertaining to Gujarat in Parliament, where he has a 70 per cent attendance, actor Paresh Rawal faces rough weather in his constituency, Ahmedabad East. His long absence from the constituency, rivals like former Union minister Harin Pathak and actor Mohan Joshi and incommunicado style seen as arrogance by workers may all work against him as the party selects its candidates. However, the most important reason for a possible denial of ticket could be Rawal’s inability to politically encash the good’ work done in his constituency. That, a BJP leader says, is his biggest fault.
INDIA’S OWN TEHREEK-E-INSAF
India got its own Hindustan Tehreek-e-Insaf (HTI) party around the same time as Imran Khan, chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, took over as the prime minister of Pakistan in August 2018. And what better place to locate HTI than in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home turf, Gujaratthe Kutch district, to be precise.