Meerut: Nagma to woo voters with 'hard work', not 'celebrity' status

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Meerut, March 17: Actress-turned politician Nagma, the Congress party's candidate from Meerut constituency of western Uttar Pradesh on Monday told party workers that she is not going to woo voters with her celebrity status but attempt to win the elections by the dint of hard work.

"I've been working for Congress for the past 10 years. I am putting in as much hard work in politics as I put into my film career," Nagma told reporters.

Following the declaration of her nomination, Nagma arrived in Meerut on her first trip to the area.

The Congress announced Nagma's candidature in its second list on March 13, replacing Dayanand Gupta.

Nagma would be holding a roadshow in Meerut on March 19.

A large crowd of local Congress workers had gathered to greet Nagma upon her arrival with considerable jostling witnessed among them at the interaction with their party's candidate.

While talking to party workers, Nagma also appealed to UPA ally Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) party to support her bid to win the Meerut seat.

Highlighting farmers' issues, she alleged that the ruling Samajwadi Party government in UP had failed to transfer the benefits of central schemes to agriculturalists in UP.

Meanwhile, a Congress spokesperson said that Nagma would be holding a roadshow in the area on March 19.

OneIndia News

(With PTI inputs)

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