Cine star Dharmendra campaigns for Goel

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 07, 2004 01:25 PM IST

The film star-turned-politician Dharmendra sought support for BJP LS candidate in Delhi, Vijay Goel by addressing an election rally.

Free from campaigning for himself in Bikaner, film star-turned-politician Dharmendra on Friday sought support for BJP Lok Sabha candidate in Delhi Sadar Vijay Goel by addressing an election rally here tonight.

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'Veeru' recited the dialogues of superhit film 'Sholay' to mesmerise the crowd and hailed Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the greatest leader India has produced after Lal Bahadur Shastri.

"Only BJP can take our country to new heights," he said amidst the applause of a huge gathering who waited for nearly three hours to hear the star.

"You have loved me and I hesitated to join politics as I feared that I will lose your love. But I too joined politics because of Vajpayee ji".

Earlier addressing the gathering, Goel said people want 'stability' and 'development'. He said that on the one hand there is Vajpayee who has provided 'good governance' for five years and on the other there is Sonia Gandhi who is a "foreigner" and knows nothing about the people of India.

He alleged, Congress, when in power, did nothing for the minority community. He said BJP has already apologised for the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat which was an aberration.

He claimed his rival Jagdish Tytler is an "outsider" while he belongs to the same area. "I have my home here," he said.

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