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‘Rivals forming alliances due to BJP’s growing influence’

Lucknow, Feb 1: BJP’s Lok Sabha member from Mathura Hema Malini on Wednesday said rival parties were entering into opportunistic alliances due to fear of the growing influence of her Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP). The Bollywood’s yesteryear actor-turned-politician said her party will get majority in all five assembly polls-bound states. “People are supporting Prime Minister rendra Modi for his bold steps like demonetisation, which brought out the black money in a big way,” she said. While the Prime Minister is taking the country forward and working for public welfare, other political parties were busy with politicking, she added. The veteran actor is likely to kick off the campaign for the BJP candidate from Baghpat in western Uttar Pradesh from Thursday. She was on a visit here to lay the foundation stone of a multi-crore ISKCON temple in the state capital. (IANS)