UP polls: Cong fields actor-model Archana Gautam from HastinapurJanuary 15, 2022 08:17
The Congress has fielded actor and beauty pageant winner Archana Gautam from Hastinapur constituency in the Meerut district to contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Gautam got a ticket within two months of joining the party.
She had joined Congress in November 2021.
On Thursday, the party rolled out its first list of 125 candidates for the assembly elections which are due to be held in seven phases in Uttar Pradesh from February 10 and the list includes 50 women candidates.
Speaking to ANI on Friday, the actor-model said that if she wins the Hastinapur seat, then the main focus will be on development work and tourism will be promoted.
"Hastinapur is a tourist place and there are lots of ancient temples but people are not able to come here because of the connectivity. The first thing as an MLA I will do that I will build a bus stand and railway station for connectivity. Because when tourism will increase here then people will get employment," she added. -- ANI