Dharmajan Bolgatty | Photo: Mathrubhumi Archives
Kozhikode: Actor Dharmajan Bolgatty has declared that he will contest the assembly polls if Congress party asks him. At the same time, he vowed that he has not approached any leader seeking candidature in the polls.
“I have not approached any leader officially for contesting the polls. So far, the party has not asked me to enter the fray. But, I am ready to take up the challenge if the party asks me,” said the actor.
Plans to contest from Balussery
“I visited Balussery for participating in a private function and a wedding. I have not decided to contest from there. It is rumoured that my name is being considered for the reservation seats namely Balussery, Kongad and Kunnathunad,” said Dharmajan.
Relationship with Congress
I belong to a family of Congress activists. My father has been serving as Mulavukad Congress committee secretary for more than 30 years. I was a KSU leader while studying at St. Albert’s College. So, if the party considers me as a candidate, there is nothing wrong in it, revealed the actor.
Politics vs Art
Talking about the consequences in his life as an artiste after foraying into politics, Dharamajan expressed confidence to manage both roles with equal importance.
“I have been active in politics before starting my career as an artiste. Art life will not end even after entering politics. Now, Congress is mulling my candidature examining the public support to an actor,” he explained.
Meeting with Oommen Chandy
Recently, Dharmajan had a meeting with Congress leader Oommen Chandy. This meeting also strengthened the speculations over his candidature.
“I had meet with Oommen Chandy four times. I know him personally. Our meeting was just a personal matter. I didn’t visit him with any political purpose. So far, no one has asked me to contest in the polls as UDF candidate,” asserted Dharmajan.
Meanwhile, he declared that he will actively participate in UDF’s election campaign, even if the party decides to field him or not.
“Politics is not a joke for me. It is not my livelihood. An artiste will definitely get into stage one day, even if he serves as the President. So, I’m ready to contest the polls without bothering about facing defeat,” he added.