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Will turn constituency into tourism hub, says Bappi Lahiri

Asserting that he was not like other celebrity politicians who "disappear after the polls", famed music composer Bappi Lahiri, contesting the Lok Sabha polls on a BJP ticket, said he aspires to turn his constituency in West Bengal

Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 5:50:05 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Asserting that he was not like other celebrity politicians who "disappear after the polls", famed music composer Bappi Lahiri, contesting the Lok Sabha polls on a BJP ticket, said he aspires to turn his constituency in West Bengal into a tourism hub.

The "Disco King" also plans to set up a music academy in Sreerampur in Hooghly district from where he is contesting.

"People often complain that celebrities after joining politics are not seen once the polls are over. But I am not like them. I would work for development. I want to bring forth the historical significance of Sreerampur and turn it into a tourism hub," Lahiri said addressing the media here.

Credited with synthesizing disco music in Bollywood, he said his music will form the base of his poll campaign.

"Music is my soul and naturally my campaign too will be musical," said the singer/composer who is working on developing a few songs to promote both his party and himself for the polls.

Lahiri, who ruled the charts in the 1980s and 1990s giving tunes mega hit films like "Disco Dancer", "Namak Halaal", "Dance Dance", "Commando", and "Sharabi" among others, said he has plans to open a music academy in Sreerampur to nurture and train local budding talents.

He said his immense respect for Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee and the Bharatiya Janata Party's adherence to Swami Vivekananda's principles, inspired him to join the party.

"Under the leadership of (prime ministerial candidate) Narendra Modi, BJP is coming to power at the centre and I sincerely hope that the people of Bengal will vote for us so that we can work for their development and welfare," said Lahiri.

Pitted against sitting MP from Trinamool Congress Kalyan Banerjee and Congress' Abdul Mannan, the 62-year old musician exuded confidence about his victory.

"Only god can defeat or destroy. No human being, or party can defeat me," he asserted.


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Posted on: 27 March 2014 at 9:31am
Awww bappi jiju..humari humi ka piya Embarrassed
plus supporting BJP..yooo

Bappi daa ko vote korbo all Big smile

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Posted on: 27 March 2014 at 8:54am
Haye mere Bappi Da...what dazzling smile you have!!

Everybody vote for Bappi ROFL

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