Senior Congress leader Raj Babbar on Thursday placed his vote in the second phase of Lok Sabha election at the polling booth in Radha Ballabh Inter College Uttar Pradesh's Agra district. Raj Babbar, who is contesting from the crucial Fatehpur Sikri seat in UP, spoke to media after placing his vote and revealed the many names which people call him in the constituency.
From 'Gabbar' to 'Billu', Raj Babbar revealed multiple names with which he is regarded by the people of Fatehpur Sikri constituency.
"I have been called by names with affection here. Someone calls me Babbar, someone calls me Gabbar, someone calls me Chora, others call me Hamaro, while someone calls me brother and Billu also. I have connections here, they call me by many names," the Congress leader said while speaking to reporters at the polling booth where he had gone to place his vote.
In Fatehpur Sikri, the triangular contest is between actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar from Congress party, Jat leader Rajkumar Chahar of the BJP, and BSP's Shree Bhagwan Sharma, who is a two-time MLA from Debai assembly constituency of Bulandshahr.
Meanwhile, eight Parliamentary constituencies from Uttar Pradesh goes to polls on Thursday. While UP's eight Lok Sabha seats, which are witnessing polling in phase 2, were bagged by the ruling BJP in 2014, the ruling party will see a fierce fight from the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in the state.
Other seats in Uttar Pradesh seeing polling are Nagina, Amroha, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Hathras, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura and Agra. In Mathura, Bollywood actress-turned-politician Hema Malini is seeking re-election after winning the seat in the 2014 general elections.
Voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats is being held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.