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Shah Rukh, Preity to campaign for Congress

PTI  Kanpur, March 24, 2009
First Published: 17:33 IST(24/3/2009) | Last Updated: 18:11 IST(24/3/2009)

Congress on Tuesday said that Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta will canvass for the party in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.

Union Minister of State for Home and Congress' third-time candidate from the city Prakash Jaiswal said Shah Rukh Khan, Priety Zinta, Govinda and Nagma will campaign for the party and participate in rallies and road shows.

He said though Govinda is a Congress leader, Nagma had been an active worker and campaigned for the party in earlier elections.

Asked if Khan and Preity will be able to campaign following the busy IPL schedule, Jaiswal said they will spare time for the purpose.

On party's alliance with SP in Uttar Pradesh, the leader said that he had met party general secretary Amar Singh in this regard on High Command's order and the final decision will be taken by the party.

Jaiswal, however, said whether Congress reaches an alliance with SP or not will have no bearing on its relationship with the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led party and the two parties will continue to support each other.

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