News reports on Tuesday, 10 January 2017, have stated that Bollywood actors Jackie Shroff and Arjun Rampal have joined the Bharatiya Janata party.

Arjun Rampal, Jackie Shroff campaign BJP

Bollywood star Arjun Rampal and Jackie Shroff could be the star campaigners for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election in 2017. After leaving the BJP headquarters in Delhi where meetings with party officials were held today,”I am not a politician, not here for politics. I am here to see how I can extend my support to them (BJP),” Rampal told the media. “I’m a strong believer that Modiji and what all he is doing is really good. I support them and that is why I’m here and I am looking forward as to how can I help them in near future,” he added.

Music composer duo Sajid-Wajid had also recently joined the BJP.

Several Indian states — including Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Goa and Himachal Pradesh — head into Assemble elections over February and March this year