In the ongoing Lok Sabha election, a burger-stall owner from Ludhiana is contesting as an Independent candidate from the city.
Ravinder Pal Singh, owner of a burger joint, ‘Mr. Singh Food King’ says he is contesting the polls because he wants to free make his city from education and health mafia.
“If I win in the polls, I will build hospital and schools in my city,” he told news agency ANI.
On being asked how he affords campaigning, Singh said, “I am not able to print posters and banners, but the poor people will vote for me. I campaign on my scooter and use the money that I earn from my burger joint while campaigning in the polls.”
#Punjab: RP Singh, a burger vendor is contesting as an independent from the Ludhiana LS seat. He says, “If I’m elected I’ll take on the education mafia & ensure good education for poor people. I’m unable to put up big posters, I’m only campaigning on my scooter but I’m confident” pic.twitter.com/1QLNdW2ePv
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Criticising Simarjeet Singh Bains who will contest as Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) candidate from Ludhiana, Singh said, “Bains has done nothing for the city despite he was MLA from Atam Nagar…He has not taken any stand against corruption.”
“I am not associated with any political party and I will appreciate as well as criticise, the steps taken by major political leaders, irrespective of any biases,” he added.
Ludhiana along with other 12 Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab will vote on May 19 in the last phase of the election. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.