Mahesh Bhatt seeks votes for Congress

Film-maker Mahesh Bhatt, who is canvassing support for the Congress in Bihar, on Wednesday said he was confident of the party faring well in the assembly elections.

Updated: Oct 20, 2010, 21:12 PM IST

Patna: Film-maker Mahesh Bhatt, who is
canvassing support for the Congress in Bihar, on Wednesday said he
was confident of the party faring well in the assembly
elections.

"I am confident that the party will fare well in the
elections," Bhatt told reporters here.
Agreeing with the views expressed by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi about the
state`s backwardness, Bhatt said he also felt that the central
funds for welfare schemes were not properly utilised.

"For ushering in a new era of development, people
should strengthen the Congress whose core ideology alone can
keep India safe and intact," he said.
He also expressed doubt over the secular credentials
of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying "he is hand in glove
with right wing fascist forces."

PTI