Patna: Only glamour does not work in the field of politics but sincerity to serve people draws voters, veteran actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha today said.
Sinha, who is seeking re-election from the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat, referring to actor Shekhar Suman losing the 2009 elections to him by a huge margin, said while some people fight to win elections, some do it to gain political experience.
“Merely glamour does not work but sincerity to serve people draws voters’ support,” the BJP leader said.
Incidentally, this time too Bhojpuri actor Kunal Singh is challenging him from Patna Sahib on a Congress ticket.
“I consider Kunal and others standing against me as political opponents and not my enemy… I wish him good luck in the elections,” the former Bollywood star said to drive home the point that he was not bothered about his opponents who were all first-time contestants.
Kunal Singh, who has been fielded in place of youth Congress leader Raj Kumar Rajan, reportedly on insistence of partner Lalu Prasad, is former state minister Budhadeb Singh’s son.
Besides, Kunal, former Bihar minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) nominee Parveen Amanullah and noted physician Gopal Prasad Sinha of JD(U) are Sinha’s competitors in Patna Sahib seat which will go to voting on April 17.