Ameesha Patel to contest from Rajkot
Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has roped in Bollywood actress Ameesha Patel to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha elections from the Rajkot constituency in Gujarat.
Jayant Patel, NCP chief for Gujarat, said he knew the family of Ameesha Patel since a long time and he had full confidence that she will win as her roots were in Gujarat.
In addition to being fluent in Gujarati, Hindi and English, Ameesha studied at the Cathedral and John Connon High School in Bombay before heading overseas to study economics at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
Ameesha also has political roots as she is the grand-daughter of the famous lawyer-politician Barrister Rajni Patel who was the Congress Pradesh Committee President of erstwhile Bombay.