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Jaishree seeks blessings for Mankotia

Politics is tough business. But standing by her husband against the odds, she is toiling as hard as ever, canvassing for Vijai Singh Mankotia who is in poll fray for the eighth time.

chandigarh Updated: Oct 26, 2012 23:19 IST
Naresh K Thakur

Politics is tough business. But standing by her husband against the odds, she is toiling as hard as ever, canvassing for Vijai Singh Mankotia who is in poll fray for the eighth time.


Meet Jaishree Mankotia, wife of Congress nominee from Shahpur constituency, Vijai Singh Mankotia. Emitting grace, apparent kindness and a certain amount of charisma, she is carrying out door-to-door campaign in the rugged terrains seeking support for husband. On an average, she covers 100 houses per day.

But that's not all. Before starting with the poll campaign every morning, she manages everything in the house right from entertaining the guests who come to meet Vijai in the morning to distributing the propaganda material to the workers who move in all directions.

"I had been campaigning for him since he joined politics. I was relaxed this time but his decision surprised me," said Jaishree, talking to HT in Bandi village, where she was campaigning.

"I work till late in the night. We are skipping our lunch for the past two weeks. A short tea break is all the rest we take," she said, hoping that the people of Shahpur, who have "blessed" her husband five times earlier, would send him to the Vidhan Sabha this time too.