Mumbai, Apr 1 UNI | 4 months ago

Bollywood actor Salman Khan today extended his support to sitting Congress MP Gurudas Kamat for his various 'qualities' as a politician and for his 'magnanimity'.

Salman in a recorded message appealed to voters to support Mr Kamat because 'good work can be done only by a good person. What's a good person?..One who takes a stand on things, which Mr Kamat takes... Then you raise your voice for it, which also he does, and to forgive who may have wronged you, which is rarely seen in politics and the one who works for the people, not for himself, which he does in plenty.'

Mr Kamat is contesting the coming Lok Sabha election from Mumbai North-West constituency.

Interestingly, one of Mr Kamat's rival in the fray is Salman's good friend and actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjarekar who is contesting on Maharashtra Navnirman Sena ticket.

The actor, who in the past had campaigned for Congress candidates in Mumbai, said in his message that Mr Kamat's biggest hobby and passion is that infrastructure should be there and development should happen fast.

'I believe that a politician should be a social worker, and that social work only is politics. Mr Kamat is basically a social worker who has chosen to do this good work through the medium of his party,' he said.

'Many people talk about development but very few people can get results. I know Mr Kamat has all these qualities,' the actor said.

Apart from Mr Manjarekar, Mr Kamat's other rivals are Shiv Sena veteran Gajanan Kirtikar, television actress Rakhi Sawant who is contesting as Rashtriya Aam Party candidate and Samajwadi Party nominee actor Kamal Khan.

(Posted on 02-04-2014)