Khushboo hits streets to woo voters

Khushboo hits streets to woo voters

Actor-turned-politician Khushboo who was in the City on Sunday went all out in support of the Congress as she campaigned for the party candidates for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike elections.

Khushboo, a Congress leader from Tamil Nadu, went around the City from Magadi Road in the morning and later campaigned at Chamarajpet. In what could be termed a local connect she was able strike a chord with ease at an area that is predominantly inhabited by the Tamil-speaking population. The South Indian actor urged the residents vote for Mageshwari who is contesting from the Chalavadipalya ward in Chamarajpet assemble constituency.

Khushboo was also greeted with a Mysuru Peta as she went on a road show. Scores of people for whom election campaigning might have been a usual affair spilled out on the streets just to get a glimpse of the actor.

Khushboo also addressed a press meet at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office in the noon. “It is not true that the State government is not giving enough importance to people from Tamil Nadu residing here. Even people are aware of this. I have not come here only to seek votes of the Tamil-speaking population. I can also connect with the local masses as I have acted in over 20 Kannada movies," she said.

The actress also took the opportunity to lash out at her political opponent in her home State. She said that Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa had to set her ego aside. “In Tamil Nadu, children consume alcohol and walk into schools. There is an understanding between the distilleries and the government," she said. Khushboo said that while Jayalalitha did not attend the last rites of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam citing ill-health, she was fine when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the State.

 

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