Famed music composer Bappi Lahiri, contesting the Lok Sabha polls on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket, is likely to bring in Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and melody queens Lata Mangeshkar or Asha Bhosle while canvassing for votes.

The "Disco King" had expressed a desire to turn his constituency Sreerampur in Hooghly district into a tourism hub.

According to Lahiri's campaign manager Krishna Bhattacharjee, Salman has given his consent."Bappi da has said that Salman Khan has relayed to him that he will come.

Bhosle has churned out many hits with Lahiri, including evergreens like "De de Pyaar de" and "Jawaani Jaanemann" that topped the music charts in the 1980s.

He also has close links with Bollywood bigwigs including Salman and Hrithik Roshan.

Fielded by the Trinamool Congress from Bankura district, former film actress Moon Moon Sen, daughter of the late Bengali screen icon Suchitra Sen, hit the campaign trail recently and her star power has successfully managed to draw crowds.


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