'Bhabhiji' Shilpa Shinde reveals why she chose to join Congress
Shilpa Shinde, who rose to fame with her stint as Angoori Bhabhi in Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain, is now venturing into politics. The television actress joined Congress yesterday in the presence of Mumbai Congress Chief Sanjay Nirupam. While her political debut surprised everyone, Shilpa is excited about her new journey. She said that she took the decision to "do something for the people."
When asked why she took the decision to join politics, Shilpa said that she did it to serve people. "I've taken a stand for me and succeeded in doing it every time. Now, I want to come ahead and help other people," she stated.
Shilpa also emphasized that she strongly believes in Congress' principles. The Bigg Boss 11 winner feels that it's only Congress that can bring the much-required change in the country. "Congress had run the country for ages. This is why I decided to join it. Today, the country is in dire need of a change and only Congress can bring about this change," she said.
Shilpa's political debut at this time had also led to speculations about her possibly contesting in the 2019 Assembly elections, which are almost round the corner. The actress, putting the speculations to rest, confirmed that she indeed will be contesting in the upcoming polls. "Right now, I'm joining the party. Later, I'll get a clear picture from (where) I'm going to fight," Shilpa added.
Interestingly, Shilpa's family has a long association with Congress. Her father Satyadev Shinde, who passed away in 2013 was a judge in Mumbai High Court, and was associated with Congress. "My father was also in Congress. He was a good friend of Sharad Pawar and Sushil Kumar Shinde," Shilpa asserted. Looks like Shilpa is following her father's footsteps!