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Anything for votes: Karnataka minister performs Nagin dance to woo voters

In a bid to woo voters, Karnataka Housing minister MTB Nagaraj danced to a popular tune from the Hindi movie ‘Nagin’ much to the amusement of people at Hoskote, near here, and the video has gone viral.

Nagaraj, whose name means King Cobra, had gone with his supporters to Katigenahalli village in Hoskote on Tuesday evening seeking votes for Congress candidate and former union minister Veerappa Moily who is contesting from the Chikkaballapura Lok Sabha constituency.

A music band that followed the minister’s convoy started playing the famous ‘Nagin’ tune to captivate a cobra from the 1954 Hindi movie.

The tune was part of the song ‘Man Dole Mera Tan Dole’ and it charmed Nagaraj too and the 67-year-old congress leader started to gyrate.

Soon his supporters too began dancing with him and the performance went on for about 10 minutes.

The dance video has gone viral.

Those accompanying Nagaraj finally asked him to slow down in view of his age.

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, wasranked 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.


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