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Updated: 07-12-2018 18:26 IST

Folk singer Gaddar votes for first time

Hyderabad, Dec 7 (PTI): Folk singer Gaddar, who had held

ultra left views earlier, voted for the first time in his life

in the Telangana assembly polls Friday.

The balladeer, who campaigned in support of the 'People's

Front' (comprising Congress, TDP, CPI and Telangana Jana

Samiti) in the polls, said he exercised his franchise as

voting is a tool to bring about a change.

"I voted for the first time after the age of 70... Voting

revolution should come... It should bring about a change. I

voted with the view that it should bring about a political

change," he told reporters.

He called for safeguarding the Constitution and providing

jobs to the youth, who form a major part of the population.

Asked why he had changed his view towards voting, he said

it could bring about a change and added that voters should

decide as per their conscience, the change they wished to see.

Gaddar, whose real name is Gummadi Vittal Rao, had held

ultra left views and worked for the uplift of the downtrodden.

He still carries a bullet in his body after being shot in

an attack on him.

He has been advocating safeguarding of the Constitution.

In October this year, he had met Congress president Rahul

Gandhi in Delhi and supported the cause of the 'People's

Front' in the Assembly polls.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)