Ghazal and playback singer Manhar Udhas joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during its membership drive on Tuesday.
Udhas (79) was inducted into the party by state BJP chief C R Paatil at the party’s Gandhinagar office.
Paatil also launched the singer’s 36th ghazal album ‘Aasman’ on the occasion, a BJP release stated.
Udhas said he has been a fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will try his best to serve people in whatever way possible.
”I am happy that I am joining Narendra Modi’s party. I have been a fan of Modi ji. My only purpose in joining the BJP is to contribute to the work being carried out by the party and Modi ji. As I am an artiste, I will also write and sing songs for the party,” he told reporters.
Assembly elections are expected to be held in Gujarat in December.
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