Lok Sabha elections this time has more than its fair share of celebrities contesting. These 'famous faces' have been a top draw for political parties as they help in pulling in votes. This time around there are celebrities from various professions including actors, sports personalities and more.
Google Search Trends show how they are faring.
1. Actor turned politician and megastar Chiranjeevi brother Pawan Kalyan who recently launched the new political party 'JanSena, despite opposition from family, tops the search charts.
2. Pawan Kalyan is followed by actress Ramya (Divya Spandana) contesting from Mandya Loksabha constituency in Karnataka.
3. Poet turned politico Kumar Vishwas from Aam Aadmi Party emerged third as he vies with rahul Gandhi in the Congress heartland Amethi.
4. Bollywood actress and political debutant Nagma, who is contesting for the first time on a Congress ticket from Meerut (U.P), has managed search numbers almost double compared to the number 5 on list.
5. BJP MP Hema Malini, who is contesting from Mathura (U.P) comes in safely next
6. Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant gained significant response online with the launch of her new political party Rashtriya Aam Party in Mumbai.
Others in the top 10 list include Chiranjeevi, popular stand-up Comedian Raju Srivastava and Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari, a BJP candidate from North east Delhi. Bollywood actress and Rashtriya Lokdal candidate from Bijnor (U.P) Jaya Prada and Bengali film star Dev who is contesting from West Midnapore constituency in West Bengal on Trinamool Congress ticket have also marked their presence.
Although they didn’t make it to the top 10, actress Gul Panag from AAP and Kirron Kher from BJP, pair clashing in Chandigarh, have created a lot of buzz online. The young AAP leader has taken a good lead online as of now.