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Ready to shift political base to state, says Nagma

Politically, the state Congress might be in the doldrums, but the party has never faced any paucity of charm. One more cinema star-turned politician could add glamour to its ranks. All India Mahila Congress general secretary Nagma Morarji on Monday said she would not hesitate to shift her political base to Chennai, if the situation demanded.

Ready to shift political base to state, says Nagma
Mahila Congress general secretary Nagma calls on DMK working president MK Stalin


Nagma, who has been busy meeting who’s who of Tamil Nadu politics recently, has said that she would shift to Chennai if situation demanded. Apparently referring to her sister Jothika Surya, she said, “I have a house here. My sister lives here. I would not mind finding another if the situation expects me to shift my political base here,” when reporters prodded her to explain the extraordinary interest she has been showing in the state’s political affairs of late. 

The actor politician’s statement comes in the backdrop of rumours about her participation in the TNCC affairs allegedly ruffling feathers in the camp of another actor-turned politician Khusbhu Sundar, who is also one of the national spokespersons of the Indian National Congress. 

The Mahila Congress general secretary kept the rumour mills spinning overtime by meeting DMK working president M K Stalin on Monday morning, a day after visiting her on screen partner Rajinikanth. Though she chose to downplay the Monday visit to Anna Arivalayam as a “courtesy call,” Congress leaders in the know of things admit that the leader was nurturing larger political ambitions. 

A TNCC senior functionary, who had organised her meetings with other party leaders in the state, said, “Nagma, unlike other women leaders in the TNCC, has been keeping herself and Mahila Congress politically active in a state, where Congress has been sidelined for long.” 

Sources close to Nagma said, “She has a close rapport with AICC bosses and will give the other starturned politician from the state a tough competition in the event of the latter bidding for a coveted MP seat.” The sources rightly described her meetings with senior leaders, especially the party’ ally DMK, as public relations blitz which would come handy in future. 

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