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Filmstars promise support to Sandeep

Actors Govinda, Nagma & Shabana are being lined up for Sheila Dikshit's son campaigning.
PTI | By Sridhar Kumaraswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2004 02:26 PM IST

Congress nominee for East Delhi and chief minister Sheila Dikshit's son, Sandeep, is pulling out all stops to ensure victory. A win will vindicate his mother; a loss could dent her image and credibility considerably.

Realising the stakes, he isn't just relying on the vote-catching skills of Sheila Dikshit or the mobilisation prowess of the party's 16 East Delhi MLAs.

Actors Govinda, Nagma and Shabana Azmi are also being lined up to do the job for him. Shabana Azmi will be campaigning for Dikshit on Wednesday evening at Bhalswa-Jahangirpuri, Gov-inda on May 2, while the dates for Nagma are not confirmed.

"These stars volunteered to campaign for Dikshit," one of his campaign managers said. Efforts are also on to rope in Rajesh Khanna, Chunky Pandey and Asrani.

Asked whether he was comfortable with stars campaigning for him, Dikshit said he had no problems. "It encourages me. As more people campaign for me, it makes me aware that I am not alone."

Govinda has just contested the elections from Mumbai North on a Congress ticket. Nagma has already joined the party while Shabana Azmi has campaigned for Congress previously.

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