Elections 2014: Sport stars gear up for their political innings
Updated: March 27, 2014 19:27 IST
As the poll express gathers momentum, many sport stars have hit the campaign trail to gear up for the biggest battle of them all – Elections 2014.
Former India cricket skipper and Indian National Congress party candidate, Mohammad Azharuddin, is confident of returning to parliament for a second term. He has shifted from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh to Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan that goes to the poll on April 24. Azhar is seen here visiting the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.
The former cricketer Mohammed Kaif addresses an election campaign rally in Pratapgarh. Kaif has been fielded from Uttar Pradesh's Phulpur constituency, on a Congress ticket for the Lok Sabha elections. The Phulpur constituency is one of the 80 parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh and goes to poll on May 7.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee with party candidate Baichung Bhutia during an election campaign rally at Naxalbari near Siliguri. The former Indian football team captain will contest elections from Darjeeling that goes to poll on April 17.
Ace shooter and Olympics Silver Medallist, Rajyavardhan Rathore, joined the BJP as a candidate from Jaipur (Rural).The constituency goes to poll on April 17.