March 7, 2009 2:42:45 am
After announcing the first list of eight candidates for Lok Sabha elections,Bharat Punarnirman Dal (BPD) is looking forward to rope in actor Aamir Khan as the star campaigner.
The party has sent an e-mail to Khan requesting for his support to the party,which is run by educated youths. The move of BPD members comes following the recent entry of Khan on his blog stressing the involvement of educated and talented youths in politics.
The BPD state president and IIT-Kanpur alumnus Omendra Bharat said,The importance of star campaigners cannot be ignored,but we want a celebrity campaigner,who is dedicated to the country. Bharat,who is contesting the elections from Kanpur,said there is no better celebrity than Khan to take up the campaign for the party.
The party was founded by a group of youths including IITians,doctors and professionals to attract educated people towards politics and eradicating corruption from politics. The party was formed on December 28,2006 and since then it has organised many campaigns in different parts of the country to promote education in slum areas.
Earlier in the day,partys state general secretary,Dr Punit Nath announced the list of eight candidates from Kanpur,Hyderabad,Bhubneshwar,Varanasi,Delhi South,East Delhi,Lucknow and Ghaziabad constituencies.
Nath said the party will contest from 40 Lok Sabha seats in the country,20 in UP and 20 from different parts of the country. Terrorism,education and corruption are the three major agendas of BPD for the parliamentary elections,he said.
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