TikTok star Sonali Phogat gets BJP ticket in Haryana

Sonali Phogat. Photo: TikTok

Sonali Phogat, a ‘sensation’ on popular social media video app TikTok, is pitted against the might of Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Congress from the crucial Adampur Assembly seat in Haryana. Bishnoi is a sitting MLA and son of former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal. 

Sonali has in excess of 1.23 lakh followers on her TikTok profile. She is also an actor and has made certain appearances on television serials. Sonali, who accused Bishnoi of corrupt practices, has also worked in Hisar with the Haryana Kala Parishad. She has appeared in some Haryanvi songs as well. 

In the 2014 Assembly elections, Kuldeep Bishnoi got over 47% votes, followed by the INLD candidate. Kuldeep Bishnoi had then contested as a candidate of Haryana Janhit Congress, a party he later merged with Congress in 2016. 

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