Kolkata, March 9, ANI | 8 months ago

Prominent singer turned a greenhorn politician Babul Supriyo on Sunday praised veteran BJP leader and former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi who he attributed as the reasons which made him to finally contest on a BJP ticket from Asansol in the upcoming general elections.

"I admire Atal Behari Vajpayee which has drawn me closer towards BJP. Also with the kind of proactive enthusiasm as shown by Modi to usher in a new and strong India has made me to believe in BJP as the only option left to steer clear of the gloom that's palpable in the country today." he said.

The singer expressed confidence over his new role as he termed both singing and politics going hand in hand.

"Both singing and politics requires the same skillsets that is to reach out and connect with the people. I donot consider politics to be any different from singing. I am hopeful that people of Asansol will repose faith in me the same way as they had shown their affection towards my songs." he added.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced its list of candidates for West Bengal constituencies along with 52 Lok Sabha constituencies. Singer Babul Supriyo's name features in the list along with a host of other names.

(Posted on 09-03-2014)

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