The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections are high upon us. In just a few days, India will begin the largest exercise in democratic franchise anywhere in the world, and one with high stakes at that, as over 900 million citizens get set to vote in their preferred candidate and party to 543 Parliamentary seats. With the poll clouds having well-and-truly spread across the Indian sub-continent, many heavyweight politicians are holding election campaigns. However, amid all this, Congress leader and Karnataka Housing minister MTB Nagaraj has grabbed eyeballs, all thanks to his unique campaign strategy.
In a bid to woo voters, MTB Nagaraj danced to a popular tune from the Hindi movie 'Nagin' much to the amusement of people at Hoskote.
Nagaraj, whose name means King Cobra, had gone with his supporters to Katigenahalli village in Hoskote on Tuesday evening to seek votes for Congress candidate and former union minister Veerappa Moily who is contesting from the Chikkaballapura Lok Sabha constituency. In a video which has gone viral, a music band can be seen following the minister's convoy and suddenly they break into the famous 'Nagin' tune.
The tune was part of the song 'Man Dole Mera Tan Dole' to which the Congress leader started to gyrate. Soon his supporters too began dancing with him and the performance went on for about 10 minutes.
This is not the first time that the minister has exhibited his dance skills in public. He had done it earlier too during religious events in Hoskote.
The minister, popularly known as MTB by his supporters, was ranked the richest MLA in the country by the Association for Democratic Reforms, an NGO, last year which said his assets were valued at over Rs 1,000 crore.
Karnataka goes to the polls in two phases on April 18 and 23.