PC Sorcar Junior has been fielded from the Barasat seat in West Bengal for the BJP.
He has grabbed eyeballs across the world with his magic. He is now going to try and grab votes. PC Sorcar Junior, magician extraordinaire, will try and wrest the Barasat seat in West Bengal for the BJP.
The magician-turned-politician is also confident that after the Lok Sabha polls, due by May, Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee will join hands.
"Yes I smelt it. That is exactly what will happen. After this you will be seeing Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee walk side by side," he said. "Narendra Modi as Prime Minister will help Mamata Banerjee, chief minister, to run Bengal better."
Is he going to use his magic wand to woo voters? Surprise, surprise - Sorcar says no. "Magic is a great art. It is entertainment. But if I go and show tricks to people, show illusions to people, that will be a cheap thing to do," says Sorcar. "People will do the magic. They will do the real hocus pocus."
What of Narendra Modi and the Godhra slur? Sorcar believes it is a myth created by some people. "I firmly believe Modi was not responsible for Godhra," he said. "He has been wrongly blamed for it. The illusion has been created."
If there is anything he would want to use magic for, it's this. "I want to make the bad politicians disappear," he laughs. Abracadabra. Poof. If only. If only.