Kanpur. 11 January 2009.
In a pragmatic political move, Bahujan Samaj Party today fielded the illustrious screen icon and sting-operation expert Shakti Kapoor as it’s Lok Sabha election candidate from the industrial city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
The announcement comes just a couple of days after BSP’s arch rival Samajwadi Party surprised everybody including Sanjay Dutt by choosing him as it’s candidate from neighboring Lucknow. Addressing the media in the newly inaugurated “Ambedkar Park Number 1098”, party leader Satish Chandra Mishra hinted at “having Shakti Kapoor’s close friend Sherlyn Chopra as a padded back-up, just like SP has Manyata for doing a Rabri.”
Reacting to the news, Shakti Kapoor said “Cheers!”
Next morning, he further added that he always wanted to “serve” the nation and “had that sting-operation not cut me short, everybody would have known what I am capable of.”
Meanwhile, Sanju and Manyata have expressed their happiness at being on the verge of candidacy from Lucknow, “wherever that is.”