Salman Khan’s bid to woo voters for Congress


Unnao (Uttar Pradesh): Bollywood star Salman Khan spent his Sunday wooing voters for Congress nominee Anu Tandon in this Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh.

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The star, who is quite a rage with youngsters, drew fabulous crowds at each of the five ‘Holi Milan’ functions, organised by Tandon to give a fillip to her political ambitions.

Despite being a first timer, Tandon has earned a lot of goodwill with the people in this largely rural and under-developed constituency, which lies sandwitched between Uttar Pradesh’s two leading citites – Lucknow and Kanpur.

Salman was here to boost Tandon’s electoral prospects. Tandon has a close association with the Mukesh Ambani empire where her husband Sandeep was holding a top position after quitting the Indian Revenue Service (IRS). Tandon has her roots in Unnao, where her father was an old established businesman.

Salman Khan told a crowd: “Anu Tandon was born here and then she went away to Mumbai after marriage. Today she has come back after 25 years to seek your support. I would like to appeal to you all to extend your support to her.”

Hopping in a private helicopter with Tandon, Salman sang, danced and swayed with the excited crowd at each of the scheduled gatherings. If that was not enough, Salman sought to emphasise: “Anu Tandon has plans to convert this tiny little Unnao into Mumbai. But I can assure you that if she has her way, she would transform the destiny of this town and build a Singapore here.”

He repeated his antics in each of the places – Safipur, Purva, Hasanganj, Bighapur and Bangarmau – assuring the crowds before bidding farewell that he would visit them again.