Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

Gandhi Fellowship for Nation Building

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Regional

Stars to add sparkle to Assam polls

Thursday December 30, 2010 02:41:04 PM, Syed Zarir Hussain, IANS

Guwahati: Assembly elections in Assam next year should have a fair sprinkling of stardust with several showbiz personalities expressing their interest in contesting the polls and political parties, particularly the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also making an effort to woo them.

Veteran Assamese film star Nipon Goswami was the first to announce his interest in politics, particularly his dream to contest the assembly elections on the ruling Congress party ticket.

"I am interested in doing something for the people and the fact of the matter is that certain amount of power is required to fulfill such a dream," Goswami told IANS.

"I always had a soft corner for the Congress party and so naturally Congress would be my first choice and if the leadership thinks I am suitable as a candidate I am ready for a plunge into politics."

Goswami has acted in 50-odd Assamese films spanning a successful 30-year career as the lead male cast. He is seeking nomination from the Tezpur assembly constituency in Sonitpur district in northern Assam, his birthplace.

Like Goswami, veteran action hero Brojen Bora is also ready to dabble in politics.

"I am prepared and very confident of a political career and would be happy if given a ticket from either Sivasagar (birthplace) or Guwahati (currently settled in the city)," said Bora, who has joined the BJP as a member.

"I don't think politics is bad. People could really do good work being in politics," Bora said.

Youngsters too are in the reckoning - popular Assamese film hero Jatin Bora has got feelers from the BJP.

"The BJP has offered me a seat to contest the polls. I have not decided as yet, but yes I would say; I don't dislike politics," Bora said.

Popular singer Vidya Sagar too is hobnobbing with the BJP, although he is yet to formally announce his decision to join electoral politics.

There is also talk of Suman Haripriya, a young Assamese film director, being fielded as a BJP candidate from the Guwahati East assembly constituency.

Suman is the daughter of Bijoya Chakravarty, BJP MP in the Lok Sabha representing Guwahati and a former central minister.

"People with glamour always attract voters and there are instances in India's political history of film personalities joining active politics," a senior BJP leader said.

The Congress, however, doesn't seem very interested in roping in film personalities to either contest or campaign.

"We don't want the Hema Malinis to be campaigning for us, we have many beautiful Hema Malinis in our villages and towns. We are happy with the local beauties," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told IANS in a jocular tone.

Elections in Assam are expected some time in March-April next year.



(Syed Zarir Hussain can be contacted at zarir.h@ians.in)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

More Headlines

Ahead of Srikrishna report, security tightened in Andhra

Land, mining and sex scandals mar Karnataka's image

Taj city hopes for cleaner, greener 2011

Don't date Arab men: Rabbis' wives to Israeli girls

Palestinians to approach UN for state recognition

Iran is now a nuclear state: Ahmadinejad

Syria, India open informatics centre in Damascus

Cong book blames Sangh Parivar for Babri demolition, defends Rao

UAE ranked 5th for labour market efficiency

63rd Int’l Tablighi Ijtima concludes seeking blessings for world peace & unity

House Logjam: Speaker plans lunch meetings for solution

Indian Muslim traders welcome sharia-compliant share index

Five arrested for alleged plan to attack Danish newspaper

Jamia, Delhi advance in inter-varsity hockey

Evidence-tampering led to Arushi case closure: Forensic expert

 

 

 

Top Stories

2010 in Retrospect

Tendulkar, India broke new ground in international cricket

The inimitable Sachin Tendulkar broke new ground in international cricket while the Indian Test team    »

Economy revives but inflation, reforms sore points

P5 toasts emerging India; Pakistan, China migraine stays

Return of the stone rage in Kashmir

 

Picture of the Day

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) unveiled a medium size Aerostat Surveillance System seen moored at Agra on December 28, 2010.

(Photo: DPR Defence)

 

  Most Read

Ahead of Srikrishna report, security tightened in Andhra

Security was tightened in Andhra Pradesh Thursday as the Srikrishna Committee on the Telangana issue is all set to submit its report to the central government. Fifty companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed    »

Palestinians to approach UN for state recognition

The Palestinian Authority (PA) will present the UN Security Council (UNSC) with a draft of a resolution declaring statehood in the coming days, a senior Palestinian official said on Wednesday. Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, said in a press statement that the    »

 

  News Pick

CBI tags Aarushi murder as unsolved, seeks to close case

The CBI Wednesday sought to close Aarushi Talwar's murder as an   »

Evidence-tampering led to Arushi case closure: Forensic expert

188 vie for top spots at Qur'an contest

One hundred and eighty-eight contestants from 64 countries are competing for leading positions at the 32nd King Abdul Aziz International Qur'an   »

Gujarat police in Bhopal to summon scribe in exhumation case

A six-member Gujarat police team arrived here Wednesday to serve summons on a senior journalist in connection with the Lunawada exhumation case related to the digging up of 21 bodies of riot victims in Lunawada in Gujarat   »

Congress book blames Sangh Parivar for Babri demolition, defends Rao

A book published by the Congress to mark its 125-year history lays the entire blame for the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition   »

Congress denies book on its history demeans Sanjay Gandhi

Indian Muslim traders welcome sharia-compliant share index

Muslim traders in India have welcomed a new share index of companies that comply with Islamic law. "We have been looking for investment options for quite sometimes. The launch of sharia index will surely   »

 

 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

 

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

       

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.