Raj Babbar plans to engage Salman Khan for campaigning

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New Delhi, Apr 1: To boost his poll prospects, Congress candidate from Ghaziabad, Raj Babbar, is planning to rope in his "good friend" and actor Salman Khan who is said to be famous among young voters.

According to a senior Congress leader, Babbar had approached Khan with the request, however, the actor has sought some time before taking a call on the matter.

"Two days back Babbar called Salman Khan and requested him to spare some time for campaigning. However, Khan has reportedly asked Babbar to give him two-three days to arrive at any conclusion," said the Congress leader, who is looking after the management of Babbar's poll campaign.

"Babbar even talked Salman's father Salim Khan, but he reportedly suggested him to directly talk to him (Salman) on the matter," he also said.

The Congress leader also said that Babbar wants Salman, who is famous among youths, to be a part of his roadshow, so that more people would attract towards him.

"We are also considering other names from Bollywood to boost party's campaign in Ghaziabad. Our party has been getting good response from people during poll campaign these days," he said.

Former Indian Army chief V K Singh is contesting election from Ghaziabad on BJP ticket while Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded Shazia Illmi from the seat.

Besides, Samajwadi Party leader Sudan Rawat and BSP leader Mukul Upadhyay are also contesting from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency.

PTI

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