Should celebrities be allowed to join politics?

Should celebrities be allowed to join politics?

Sudanti Sapru

Hindi cinema, often known as Bollywood and formerly as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Now the main question arises, should celebrities be allowed to join politics? Celebrities attract a mass following which makes it easier for them to influence peoples’ opinions and move it in the right direction. 

Actors and Politics

Celebrities often desire to see developments in their neighbourhoods. They commonly seek advancements in the areas they grew up in and the area they reside in. Their desire for a better society is what drives them to politics and with such good agendas, these celebrities should be given a chance to enter politics. 

While Seeing celebrities in television, movies and magazines have earned them a social relationship and confidence that people can identify with. This brings the feeling to the voters that they have a personal connection with the celebrities.

Here are some celebrities who joined the various party at the time of the General Election. like Isha koppikar joined BJP in January, Boxer Vijendra Singh Beniwal joined Congress(though not won LS), Cricketer Gautam Gambhir, and Sunny Deol joined BJP and won their respective seats.

So in the country of Democracy, every citizen should have a right to join politics and contest the election, if he or she likes to do so. and in today’s world voters are clever enough about their voting decision and knows very well about “Wrong and Right’’, so no one can influence them and they can elect their Leader knowing their good attributes.

They are popular and also are unconditionally involved in social welfares. They can be a part of politics and contribute to key issues like poverty, girl education and child marriage. Celebrities are also the citizen of India and should have a right to join politics if interested and voice their opinion.

Anyone who has a desire to serve people and having a quality of solid governance can become a successful politician and leader. In public service what matters most is the commitments and social awareness that one shows while in office. Politics is all about connecting, Identifying and solving the needs of the common people.

While on the other hand, there are actors with no real knowledge of how a country functions. Their popularity should not be a mere reason for them to join politics and make more money. Their knowledge and desire to do good for the country should be considered. 

However, many considered that no noticeable contribution has been seen by celebrities who have previously joined politics in India. 

Polity Press Staff
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