Stars, Snakes and Lad­ders

India Today - - BATTLE FOR 2014 -

With polls round the cor­ner, sev­eral Congress lead­ers are des­per­ately try­ing to shift their con­stituen­cies for bet­ter prospects. Some new names are do­ing the rounds as well.

Se­nior Ut­tar Pradesh leader Rashid Alvi is be­ing con­sid­ered for Bi­jnor, now held by San­jay Singh Chauhan.

Sit­ting Mo­rad­abad MP Mo­ham­mad Azharud­din wants to move to Malda in West Ben­gal.

Congress wants to field ac­tor Jaya Prada from Mo­rad­abad but party spokesman Meem Afzal, along with Alvi, is vy­ing for the seat. So what hap­pens to Ram­pur, which was rep­re­sented by Jaya Prada on an ticket? Congress wants to field Begum Noor Bano’s son Kazim Ali Khan there.

In Ghazi­abad, film star and cur­rent Feroz­abad MP Raj Bab­bar would like a di­rect con­test with Ra­j­nath Singh, as­sum­ing the chief doesn’t desert the con­stituency.

In Gur­gaon, with sit­ting MP Rao In­der­jit Singh join­ing and Yo­gen­dra Ya­dav pro­vid­ing tough com­pe­ti­tion, Congress is hop­ing to field ac­tor Sharmila Tagore.

JAYA PRADA

AZHARUD­DIN

BAB­BAR

TAGORE

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