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Fatehpur rickshaw puller to fight polls yet another time

india Updated: Mar 26, 2009 12:51 IST
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Losing elections for 22 times has done nothing to dampen the spirits of 80-year-old rickshaw puller Jaglal, who is all set to try his luck once again from Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

"Whether I win or loose, I will definitely contest the Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate," Jaglal, who
claims to have contested various elections 22 times, told PTI.

"I contested the election for chairperson of urban local body for five times, assembly elections for eight times
and Lok Sabha polls for nine times. This will be my 23rd chance," he claimed.

Asked what prompted him to take a plunge in electoral politics, he said, "Candidates of various political parties
have done nothing for the district. As I was born and have spent all my life in the district, it is my duty to work for
the cause of my brethren".

Aiming to serve his "own people", Jaglal fought his first election against former Congress MLA Krishna Dutt from
Khaga Assembly segment, though he fails to recollect the exact year.