Issues ranging from dishonour killings, plight of tea garden workers and "drastic" labour law reforms to electoral representation to people of several villages in Andhra Pradesh were raised in the Lok Sabha on Thursday during the Zero Hour.
Among Bollywood and Political personalities who went to polling booths in Mumbai early today were Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre, Shahrukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Hema Malini, Kiron Kher, Ranbir Kapoor, Uddhav Thackeray, Dr Subash Chandra.
Kirron Kher, who won the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, says even though her duties will keep her immensely occupied, she won`t give up her role as a judge on TV reality show ‘India`s Got Talent’.
The film fraternity had mixed luck at the hustings with BJP nominees Hema Malini, Kirron Kher and Paresh Rawal, Trinamool`s Monmoon Sen and Independent candidate Innocent making their Lok Sabha debut while some like Raj Babbar, Nagma, Gul Panag and Jaya Prada bit the dust.
Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirron Kher, who are contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Chandigarh constituency, cast their votes in the city on Thursday.
Barring stray incidents, polling remained peaceful in 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana which witnessed healthy voter turnout of over 73 percent on Thursday and Union Territory Chandigarh created a record of highest ever poll percentage of nearly 72 percent.
Known for her sophisticated and ornate taste in expensive saris and jewellery, Kirron Kher disregards the advice that she must dress simply during her rallies as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Lok Sabha election from Chandigarh.