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Poorest candidate can’t sign, but exudes confidence

delhi Updated: Apr 11, 2012 00:13 IST
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As sudden rains and dust storm lashed the Capital on Tuesday evening, a few roofs of dingy shacks in north Delhi’s Wazirpur area flew off.

It was then one saw Prabhavati calming down the people of Wazirpur slum cluster. With zero assets, she is undoubtedly one of the 12 poorest candidates in fray for Delhi’s municipal polls.

The 46-year-old hardly knows how to sign but she is their own candidate. “Our area falls in Ashok Vihar. But the councillor never focused on the slum cluster,” she said. Her husband works as a driver and is hardly able to feed his family of six.

But Prabhavati understands the nitty-gritties of politics. “I have a good chance of winning as the highest number of voters are from my slum. They’ll all vote for me,” she said confidently.